EMMA joins the Open Education Week 2016

banner 1000x693Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners. Coordinated by the Open Education Consortium, the event showcases projects, resources, and ideas from around the world that demonstrate open education in practice.

Task-centred approach to MOOC design: challenges and opportunities

Webinar on 10 March 14:00 CET by the EMMA project

This one hour webinar is intended for people willing to improve the pedagogical design of MOOCs. Often MOOCs tend to follow an instructivist approach where learners are mostly expected to acquire and remember the knowledge presented by the teacher. This webinar will guide participants through the phases of Merrill’s task-centered instructional design model. We will show how the model can be applied to MOOC design for engaging learners in active and collaborative knowledge construction through meaningful and practical assignments. Opportunities that task-centered MOOC design offers and challenges that need to be considered will be discussed. This event is part of the EMMA webinars that address different topics about MOOCs, including design, production of videos, use of social media, etc.

Towards open educational processes and practices

Lecture series from 7-11 March by the Open University Netherlands

This series of lectures and expert discussions starts of with a general introduction into the current debate on open education and the state-of-the art of research at the moment. Several challenges for open educational practices are introduced from the perspective of ongoing research projects. A special session is dedicated to the instructional design of massive open online courses and the specific challenges introduced by large numbers of participants. Together with the National Unesco Commission of the Netherlands one day will be dedicated to international policy making about open education and the relation to the sustainable development goals formulated by UNESCO. Last but not least strategic and organisational challenges of educational institutions will be introduced by experts. Each day a one-hour live session will be offered during noon (12 – 13) accompanied by scientific and professional publications related to each topic. Participants will be able to ask question that will be treated during the live sessions.

Hope to see you at one of the events during this inspiring week!

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