On June 25th, the Chair organised a Roundtable on Open Education & MOOCs with the title:
Opening UP Higher Education: Open Content, Open Networked Learning, MOOCs, Open Business – What to Expect? What to Be Ready For?
An intense debate is growing in catalan and spanish universities regarding their participation in the creation of MOOC courses. Several seminars, meetings and one-day sessions are beig held by educational institutions and the local government, being the recent ones a one-day session on MOOCs at the University of Barcelona and a seminar of the ACUP (Public Catalan Universities Association).
To bring together the agents involved in MOOC research at UOC, the Chair decided to hold an internal roundtable with two invited external experts: Terry Anderson from Atabhasca University, and Jordi Sancho, from University of Barcelona’s Interactive Media Lab. The roundtable served to put on the table the main concerns about MOOCs at UOC and debate crucial aspects such as their scalability, pedagogic models, sustainability and business models.