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EMOOCs 2017 CONFERENCE
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?"

Abstract:
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"

Abstract:
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.  


Moderators
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Carlos Delgado Kloos

Vice President for Strategy and Digital Education, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Speakers
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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 faculty in 1974 and spent the next two decades teaching, conducting research, serving on committees and working in administration at the university. Rick served on President... 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 online learning market. The FutureLearn site went live in September 2013; since then, we have attracted over 5 million registered learners studying over 12 million courses between them. In May 2015, FutureLearn delivered the biggest single run of a MOOC ever, with a record of more than 440,000 people signing up for the IELTs course from the British Council. To date, FutureLearn has partnered with over 62 UK and international universities, and 40 specialist education providers and centres of excellence, including the British Council, European Space Agency and the National Film... Read More →


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

Attendees (130)