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5th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit
May 22- 26, 2017
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Leganés, Madrid, Spain)

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Monday, May 22 • 10:00 - 11:30
Plenary Keynote Session

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Keynotes 1 and 2

Sir Timothy O'Shea (Principal, University of Edinburgh)
"Strategies for deploying MOOCs in Higher Education"

In this talk I will review ways of using MOOCs drawing heavily on University of Edinburgh experience. I will provide a taxonomy of MOOC types and discuss how MOOC platforms vary. I will conclude by focussing on the various hybrid modes in which we can usefully deploy MOOCs.

Javier Hernández Ros (Director, Directorate G, DG CONNECT, European Commission)
"Opening up education with MOOCs: a perspective from the European Commission"

Digital technologies have profoundly transformed our world. But in some areas the benefits of the digital have not been fully exploited. This is the case for education and training.The European Commission is committed to making a change in this regard. MOOCs have a great potential in democratizing education and training and delivering high-quality learning opportunities to all. In recent years several research and innovation projects focusing on MOOCs have been funded to facilitate coordination between involved universities (EMMA project) and on-going work tackles question such as the assessment in MOOCs (TESLA project). The key-note discusses the importance of high-quality education, the opportunities for MOOCs in opening up education, the challenges and the work undertaken by the European Commission to move the field forward. 

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Eva Méndez

Deputy Vicepresident for Strategy & Digital Education, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
I am an Open Knowledge militant. I believe that Open Education and Open Science are the actual engines to change the XXIst century's Universities.

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Javier Hernández Ros

Head of Unit G2, Directorate G, DG CNECT, European Commission
Javier Hernández-Ros carried out Civil Engineering studies and holds a Masters in Business Administration. Joined the European Commission in 1986 and was involved in technology transfer and innovation policies. From June 2002 to December 2010 he was Head of the “Access to... Read More →
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Sir Timothy O'Shea

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea is currently Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh. He obtained a BSc in Mathematics and Experimental Psychology from Sussex and a PhD in Computer Based Learning from Leeds University. He then worked as a researcher in the Computer Science Department of the University of Texas at Austin, the Bionics Research Lab, Edinburgh and the Systems Concepts Lab, Xerox PARC. He held an Open University personal chair in Information Technology and Education and was later appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor. In 1997 he was elected Master of Birkbeck and subsequently appointed Provost of Gresham College and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, holding the three posts concurrently before returning to Edinburgh as Principal in 2002. Sir Timothy is currently serving as Chair of: the Scottish Institute for Enterprise; the Board of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society; the Coursera University Advisory Board; and Chair of the Newbattle Abbey College Trust. He is Convener of the Scottish... Read More →

Monday May 22, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
A1: Auditorio Padre Soler Bldg

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