Join the Online Discussion on Quality at Open Education Europe
Online discussion live on Friday, 27th of October 2017 at Open Education Europe portal by the European Union
The online discussion on “How to ensure Quality in Open Education” is taking place on 27th of October 2017 from 12pm to 1pm CEST. It will be moderated by Christian M. Stracke as the coordinator of the European initiative MOOQ for the Quality of Open Education and facilitated by the European platform Open Education Europe (OEE) from the European Union.
All experts and practitioners worldwide are kindly invited to join and to exchange their opinions and experiences!
Quality in Open Education matters now!
Online discussion and MOOC follow up UNESCO World OER Congress 2017
The second international World OER Congress 2017 led to the approval of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan and a revival of the quality debate. Experts and national delegates from 111 countries adopted the 41 recommended actions by acclamation. All United Nations’ Member States are urged to mainstream open-licensed resources building knowledge societies and to achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education. A plenary panel of the UNESCO and ICDE Chairs in OER was emphasizing the need to take on the momentum. “We were pleased and excited to follow up the quality focus in Open Education with online discussions and a dedicated MOOC”, beams Christian M. Stracke, ICDE Chair in OER from the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands.
MOOQ at UNESCO World OER Congress (WOERC) 2017
MOOQ is fighting for the quality of Open Education, OER and MOOCs at the international WOERC 2017!
The European and international initiative is organizing the Satellite Event on the OER quality:
Quality of MOOCs: Challenges – and hopes for improvement?
The quality of MOOCs is challenged and questioned from the very early beginning. MOOCs are “Massive Open Online Courses” and were introduced in the year 2008: The first MOOC was called “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” (CCK08) and organized by Stephen Downes and George Siemens. Many MOOCs followed leading to a peak in the year 2012 that was also called the “Year of the MOOCs” by the New York Times. Currently the hype is over but the number of MOOCs and their online learners are continuously increasing.
MOOQ and ICDE establish close cooperation
Partnership by MOOQ and ICDE for shared vision on quality of Open Education
The European Alliance MOOQ and the global membership organization ICDE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a close cooperation. The two leading international initiatives for online learning confirm a shared quality vision and interest in the field of open education. Christian M. Stracke, MOOQ coordinator, and Gard Titlestad, ICDE Secretary General, who signed the MOU, are convinced that the collaboration will provide benefits for the whole community worldwide. A first focus will be the improvement of the quality of Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
“We are happy about this close cooperation with ICDE to facilitate high quality in Open Education and MOOCs in the future”, underlines Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands. And Gard Titlestad from ICDE adds: “ICDE is pleased to share the vision of Open Education and to collaborate with MOOQ in the development and consultation of a Quality Reference Framework for MOOCs.”
Please support our Global MOOC Survey!
We have launched the first Global Survey on the Quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Already several hundreds have contributed but we need all opinions and in particular your view!
Are you a MOOC learner, MOOC designer or MOOC facilitator? Then please take 20-30 minutes of your valuable time and complete our survey: www.survey.mooc-quality.eu
Thank you very much for your kind help and for sharing your experiences!
UNITAR joins UNESCO IITE, FAO and ICTILO in international support alliance
UNITAR as fourth UN organization next to UNESCO IITE, FAO and ITCILO commited to support the Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs, see: www.survey.mooc-quality.eu !
This first Global Survey on the Quality of Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) gains more and more recognition and backing by foremost international associations and institutions, among them the International Council for Distance and Open Education (ICDE), Open Education Consortium (OEC), International Community for Open Research and Education (ICORE), Commonwealth of Learning (COL), European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EATEL), Contact North (CN) and many more.