Global MOOC Survey launched

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Global_MOOC_SurveyJoin our Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs!

The Global MOOC Survey is launched! It is the first Global Survey on the Quality of Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) addressing three main target groups: MOOC learners, MOOC designers and MOOC facilitators. The main long-term goal is the improvement of future MOOCs by developing quality indicators and tools. The survey will foster it through the collection of design and learning experiences and their analysis and discussion afterwards. “We are very excited to facilitate the quality debate with all interested parties worldwide”, emphasises Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands and MOOC expert. The leading international associations and organizations are supporting the survey including three United Nations’ organizations. The Global MOOC Survey started now and is open until end of March 2017 to allow feedback from all interested parties. All findings from the scientific, independent and non-profit survey will be published and shared online.

International organizations supporting the quality initiative MOOQ:

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MOOQ Consortium Meeting in Athens

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MOOQ_Athens_smallAll MOOQ partners were coming to the MOOQ Consortium Meeting in Athens on 4th and 5th of July 2016 to discuss latest and further progress.

The launch of the MOOQ pre-survey at the EDEN Conference in Budapest was a success and first details of the big MOOQ survey were already developed. Feedback from the MOOQ presentation at EDEN were also presented by the MOOQ Coordinator Christian M. Stracke (OUNL) who could talk about only positive echo from the international audience there.

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MOOQ Workshop on Quality of MOOCs at EC-TEL

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The ICORE and MOOQ Workshop on Quality of MOOCs at EC-TEL is inviting you!

ec-tel_lyon_2016Join our interactive workshop on 13th of September 2016 at the EC-TEL Conference in Lyon!

The workshop is jointly organized by MOOQ and ICORE supported by UNESCO IITE, OEC and other organizations at the 11th EC-TEL Conference, the leading event on technology-enhanced learning.

The workshop title is: “How to improve Open Education with Openness for All? Towards a global joint initiative”

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MOOQ survey on Quality of MOOCs launched

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MOOQ LogoThe MOOQ survey on quality of MOOCs launched today

Join our survey, it takes only 10 minutes:

Please share your experiences and expectations with us and all interested MOOC learners and designers!

Let us improve future MOOCs for better learning for all!

Thank you very much for your feedback!

The privacy statement for this MOOQ survey on the quality of MOOCs can be found here.

MOOQ and MOOCs at EDEN Conference 2016 in Budapest

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eden conference 2016MOOCs are dead! Long live MOOCs!

One provocative paper presentation at the European EDEN Conference 2016 among many other activities on MOOCs.

This year, EDEN 2016 has a strong focus on MOOCs and I’m very pleased to heavily contribute and support the debate together with my colleagues:

The presentation of my paper “MOOCs are dead!” will take place in the session D3 on Thursday, 16th of June (from 11:30 to 13:00), you are most welcome to join the discussion!

In addition Christian M. Stracke as the MOOQ coordinator will introduce our ambitious European initiative for comparing and improving the quality of MOOCs: The MOOQ presentation will take place on in the synergy session B5 on Wednesday, 15th of June (from 14:20 to 15:50).

Another speech will demonstrate the interim results of EBE-EUSMOSI, the initiative for evidence-based school education, and in particular the new assessment instrument on inclusion: It will take place in the synergy session F4 on Friday, 17th of June (from 09:00 to 10:30).

And Christian M. Stracke will also introduce the new European research consortium PBL 3.0 for combining learning analytics and semantics in problem-based learning in the same session F4 on Friday, 17th of June (from 09:00 to 10:30).

Finally OUNL colleagues are organizing the EMMA workshop as a bootcamp on MOOC Assessment for Learning in Practice: You are most welcome to join the session B6 on Wednesday, 15th of June (from 14:20 to 15:50).

MOOQ and MOOCs at EDEN Conference 2016 in Budapest: We are looking forward to meeting all colleagues, experts and practitioners and continuing our cooperation!

MOOQ Pre-Survey Launched at EDEN Conference

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MOOQ is pleased to announce the launch of the online pre-survey on the quality of MOOCs:

It will take place at the EDEN Conference in Budapest, starting on Wednesday, 15th of June 2016.

The pre-survey is developed for different target groups: MOOC learners and MOOC designers. All Experts and practitioners are invited to contribute to the first survey. The findings will be used for the big MOOQ survey that will start in Summer 2016.

More information about the MOOQ pre-suvey will be published here.

MOOCs are Dead! Long Live MOOCs!

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MOOCs are dead! The provocative scientific paper by Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands was accepted for publication and presentation: Join the lively debate to discuss the challenges and potential of successful high quality MOOCs.

And share your experiences and thought how we can jointly improve the future development and design of MOOCs!

The ongoing work and interim results of the European initiative MOOQ will be introduced: MOOQ is focusing Open Education and the Quality of Online Courses Towards a Common Quality Reference Framework.

The paper will be presented at the European EDEN Conference in Budapest on Thursday, 16th of June 2016, in session D3 starting at 11:30am.

The full programme of the EDEN Conference is available online.

MOOQ – Kick-Off meeting at OUNL

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The MOOQ Kick-Off meeting was hosted at the premises of the Open University of the Netherlands. The MOOQ coordinator Dr. Christian M. Stracke could welcome partners from four European countries. It took place on Monday and Tuesday, 18th and 19th of January 2016 in Heerlen.

Main objective of the first meeting was the approval of a common vision that was developed in consensus by all partners:

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