No way back? Exploring the impact, data and potential of MOOCs

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Slides from the conference are available from the ALT Repository.

This one day conference is about current MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) research, experience and development. A key focus of the event is on exploring the impact of MOOCs, how data is created, used and analysed and to consider the potential of MOOCs in education. Organised by ALT’s Special Interest Group for MOOCs, the conference will bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss, discover and define the evolving MOOC landscape.

For more information about the ALT MOOC SIG and to get involved click here. The hashtag for the event is #altmoocsig



Welcome: Maren Deepwell - Chief Executive, Association for Learning Technology

9.30-10.15 Session 1: Don Nutbeam - Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton

'Aspects surrounding the role of MOOCs in a modern University'

10.15-10.45 Refreshments

Session 2: Simon Nelson - Chief Executive, Futurelearn

11.15-11.45 Panel session 1
11.45-12.15 Session 3: Helena Gillespie, Senior Lecturer in Education and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of East Anglia

'MOOCs, what makes 'good'?'

12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.45 Session 4: Amy Woodgate, Project Coordinator Distance Education Initiative (DEI) & MOOCs, University of Edinburgh

'Looking Beyond the Hype - MOOCs as Catalysts of Major Educational Change'

13.45-14.15 Session 5 (virtual keynote): Doug Fisher, Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning

'Using MOOCs to enhance on-campus education - experience, lessons, and research opportunities'


Session 6 (virtual keynote): Jonathan Worth, BA and MA course director in Photography, Coventry University

14.45-15.15 Refreshments
15.15-15.45 Session 7: Martin Hawksey, Innovation and Technology Manager, ALT

'Show me the data! Actionable insight from open courses'

15.45-16.15 Panel session 2
16.15-16.30 Closing plenary
6 Nov 2013 9:30 AM through  4:00 PM
University of Southampton
Hartley Suite, Highfield Campus
University Road
Southampton, SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Delegate fee for ALT members £119.00
Delegate fee for non-members £159.00