From my POD listserv:
MOOC Research Initiative Conference
MOOCs and Emerging Educational Models: Policy, Practice, and Learning
The development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has been an important focal point for digital learning stimulating a range of reactions across education, corporate and social sectors. As of July 2013, edX boasts over 1 million students while Coursera reports over 4 million students. The platform model of both edX and Coursera has resulted in the distribution of expertise in designing, developing, and teaching MOOCs across North America and beyond.
This international conference will connect the leading educators, learning designers, and administrators who are running/developing MOOCs in order to share experiences, practices, challenges, policies, and next steps for emerging digital learning models. Presentations and discussion will be fueled by cutting-edge research projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as nationally known experts in the field of digital education.
You are invited to add your voice and expertise to this important discussion and forward momentum regarding future learning models.
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, Texas 76011 USA