OEB talking about the future of MOOCs

The 21st ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN Conference, the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors, was held in Berlin from 2-4 December 2015. This edition focused on the challenges of modernity and considered how people, organisations, institutions and societies can make technology and knowledge work together to accelerate the shift to a new age of opportunity. Many insights were presented and discussed across more than 100 parallel sessions. Blended learning and MOOCs occupied a key focus at the conference and on of the hot discussion topics was ‘verification’ and how to harness technology to ensure successful credentialing of online courses. Of particular interest was the presentation from AI pioneer Luc Steels from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, he demonstrated his new “smarter” MOOC for learning music using artificial intelligence. EMMA was present at OEB 2015, sharing a stand with universities of Naples, Federico II and Plymouth. The stand showcased their successful innovative projects, including Federica.eu, the first Italian MOOC platform and ENACT, an online game designed to improve negotiating skills.

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