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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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Tuesday, May 23 • 09:00 - 10:30
Plenary Keynote Session

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EMOOCs Keynotes 3 and 4

Rick Levin (CEO, Coursera):
"Five Years After the Year of the MOOC: Where are we now?"

Five years ago, the MOOC gained global visibility with the emergence of Coursera, edX, Udacity, and other new platforms amid expectations that higher education would soon be transformed. Five years later, higher education has not changed much, but the labor market is undergoing a major transformation as micro-credentials have become a new currency. This talk will assess the current and potential future impact of open online education. 

Simon Nelson (CEO, FutureLearn):
"The Digital Transformation of HE"

Advances in technology are changing the face of many industries with the prolific use of new digital platforms and higher education is no exception. The higher education landscape is changing and it's become more relevant than ever to develop new strategies to meet the changing needs of both students and universities in this evolving era.  

In this keynote, Simon will discuss: 

  • The key challenges currently facing higher education; achieving a credible digital strategy; driving student recruitment and meeting the shared objectives of universities and business in addressing the skills gap amidst the pressure from governments and students to diversify learning delivery
  • How social learning platforms like FutureLearn can help universities meet the digital needs of their students through the launch of our latest series of academic credit MOOCs with leading UK universities as well as professional qualifications 
  • And finally, some thoughts on what the future looks like for edtech.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.  

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Carlos Delgado Kloos

VP for Strategy and Digital Education, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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Rick Levin

CEO, Coursera
Rick Levin is the Chief Executive Officer of Coursera. In 2013, he completed a twenty-year term as President of Yale University, during which time he played an integral role in growing the University’s programs, resources and reputation internationally. He was named to the Yale... Read More →
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Simon Nelson

Chief Executive, FutureLearn
Simon Nelson is Chief Executive of FutureLearn, the social learning platform and first UK-based provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Simon founded the Open University-backed initiative in December 2012 and has quickly established it as a high quality entrant to the emerging... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 09:00 - 10:30 CEST
A1: Auditorio Padre Soler Bldg