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Tuesday, April 24 • 15:15 - 15:40
How to make MOOCs better for specific target groups and developing countries?

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This presentation addresses the theme "Innovation through opening traditional practices" to introduce and adapt Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for better learning quality. It is organized by the two European projects MOOC Maker (www.mooc-maker.org) and MOOQ (www.mooc-quality.eu): Both initiatives are focusing on the quality of MOOCs and their improvement by addressing specific target groups and needs.
Leading question is: "How to make MOOCs better for specific target groups and developing countries?" The presentation will discuss how the future development and design of MOOCs can aim better at the needs and preferences of specific target groups, e.g. from rural areas or formal school education. In addition the presenters from Europe and Latin America will have a special focus on the opportunities how MOOCs be used in developing countries to improve formal and non-formal learning and education and to contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations.
Main goals are the sharing and exchange of experiences and their discussion with the whole audience: Therefore all participants are invited and encouraged to join and contribute to the debate.
This presentation is a first collaboration between the two European research projects MOOC Maker and MOOQ.
The panel combines experts and organizations from Latin America and Europe:
Rocael Hernández, Guatemala, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Spain, María del Mar Pérez Sanagustín, Chile, Christian M. Stracke, the Netherlands, and António Teixeira, Portugal.
Intended audience are all experts, practitioners and novices sharing interest in the improvement of MOOCs


Rocael Hernández

Universidad Galileo

María Del Mar Pérez Sanagustín

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
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Christian M. Stracke

ICDE Chair in OER and Associate Professor for Open Education, Open University of the Netherlands
Dr. Christian M. Stracke is ICDE Chair in OER and Associate Professor for Open Education at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) (www.ou.nl/web/welten-institute). In addition he is Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai... Read More →
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António Teixeira

Associate Professor, Department of Education and Distance Learning, Universidade Aberta (Portugal)

Tuesday April 24, 2018 15:15 - 15:40 CEST
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