Professor of Political Science, University of Naples Federico II, and Past-President of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica. He is the Editor of the IPSA Web Portal for Electronic Sources. His international activities include Visiting Professor, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris; Visiting Professor and Research Fellow, Cornell University; Research Fellow, Harvard Center for European Studies. His recent interests focus on Internet epistemology and culture. With Theodore J. Lowi, he has published Hyperpolitics, an Interactive Dictionary of Political Science, University of Chicago Press and www.hyperpolitics.net. He is the Director of Federica Weblearning, Center for Innovation and Dissemination of Distance Education.
Mauro Calise and the MOOC Identity
Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning based at Dublin City University. Over the last decade Professor Brown has played key leadership roles in the enterprise wide deployment of Moodle, the design and development of the Mahara eportfolio system, a major study of the adoption and use of Open Educational Resources (OER), and the enterprise-wide implementation of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform (Open2Study). Professor Brown serves on several international journal editorial boards and has published and/or presented extensively in the areas of online, blended and digital learning.
Mark Brown and the MOOC Identity
Director of the Study Center – CEIBAL Foundationin Uruguay, and also research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Associate at the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance, part of the University of Oxford, England. Cobo currently serves on the board of the Global Open Educational Resources (OER) Graduate Network and on the “Open Education 2030” board (European Commission). He also serves as external consultant for the “Capacity Building and Knowledge Flows for Developmental Effectiveness” for the Inter- American Development Bank in Washington DC.
Cristobal Cobo and the MOOC Identity
Rosanna De Rosa
Assistant professor in Political Science at the University of Naples Federico II. Her publications focus on the impact of new technologies on society, and she has written on politics, e-government, and e-learning. She is Executive Editor of Ipsaportal.net, an online official portal of the International Political Science Association and Executive member of Federica.eu, the University Center for Innovation in Distance Education. Currently she is the Coordinator of the European Project EMMA, which runs the European Multiple MOOC Aggregator.
Rosanna De Rosa and the MOOC Identity
Steven D. Krause
Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University. Some of his recent scholarship has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Kairos, and Computers and Composition, and he has published commentaries in AFT On Campus and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His blog won the John Lovas Memorial Weblog award from Kairos in 2011. Editor (along with Charles Lowe) of the collection Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Online Open Courses, published by Parlor Press.
Steven D. Krause and the MOOC Identity
Carlos Delgado Kloos
Full Professor and Vice-Rector for Strategy and Digital Education at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Content creator and general coordinator of the MOOC ”Introduction to Programming with Java”, edX; Chair of Experience Track Committee for EMOOCs 2014. He is also the director of an online Master’s programme on eLearning, the Holder of the UNESCO Chair on Scalable Digital Education for All and coordinator of the eMadrid network on eLearning in the region of Madrid. He is also the Spanish representative at TC3 about Education of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing).
Carlos Delgado Kloos and the MOOC Identity
Stephen Downes is Senior Researcher for National Research Council of Canada in Moncton. MOOC founder, specializes in the fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy. Widely accepted as the central authority for online education in the edublogging community and as the originator of ELearning 2.0. Best known for his daily newsletter, OLDaily, which is distributed by web, email and RSS to thousands of subscribers around the world.
Stephen Downes and the MOOC Identity
Programme manager at EADTU. Responsible for development of different long term themes for EADTU on Online Education, MOOCs and OER, Employability and on Open and Social Innovation. Darco’s fields of expertise are e-learning, open innovation, educational business development, continuous education, non-/informal learning and workplace learning. He worked for over 20 years at the Open Universiteit of the Netherlands. Currently Darco is the coordinator of the first pan European MOOC initiative OpenupEd, coordinator of several European projects (HOME, SCORE2020) and partner of other MOOC projects (e.g., BizMOOC, ECO.) Darco advocates a stronger coordinated European MOOC response focussing on the use of MOOCs for equity and social inclusion.
Darco Jansen and the MOOC Identity
Ph.D. works as Dean of the Faculty of Education at Yorkville University, a fully online university, where she directs the Master of Education in Adult Education Program. After a career spanning many years of research and development activities related to education and technology in Canada, the UK and the Netherlands, Rita Kop currently investigates how ‘the human’ might best be supported in learning through the design and development of advanced learning technologies. She has led complicated educational and technological research and development projects and programs, and implemented change in institutions of Higher Education. Rita is an advocate for open and networked learning and has worked actively to widen access in some of the most deprived communities in Europe
Rita Kop and the MOOC Identity
EDX Senior Partner Manager Relationship Management and Strategic Content Portfolio Advisory of Top Partner Universities in Europe - and representing European needs in the edX organization. Caroline is responsible for the liaison with corporations for the applicability of edX products for career advancements of learners. She loves to push the human potential and get energized by working with people who have a positive, “getting-things-done” mentality and where innovation, experimentation and creativity are appreciated.
Caroline Mol and the MOOC Identity
Professor in Computer Science, Catherine Mongenet was vice-president of the University of Strasbourg from 2009 to 2012, in charge of digital strategy. In May 2013, she was appointed Policy Officer at the French Ministry of Higher Education in charge of the project “France Université Numérique”. The aim of this national project is to support the French universities to develop online education and promote innovative teaching and learning methods. She was responsible for the development of one major project in this agenda: the FUN MOOC platform, launched in October 2013. Since September 2015, she is the CEO of the public organization (called GIP FUN-MOOC) that has been created to carry on the FUN platform and develop new partnerships and activities.
Catherine Mongenet and the MOOC Identity
Sarah Porter is Former Head of Innovation at JISC, Independent Advisor on innovation in higher education based in Oxford. She is interested in: e-learning, innovation, higher education, digital literacy, digital libraries, open educational resources, MOOCs. Sarah is currently researching how universities can better adapt to their current and future challenges and to embrace the opportunities that are offered to them through new developments such as MOOCs Sarah’s book ‘To MOOC or not to MOOC: how can online learning help to build the future of higher education?’was published by Chandos / Elsevier in May 2016.
Coursera Regional Manager, Global Partnerships. Natasha oversees a portfolio of strategic partner relationships at Coursera, where she focuses on driving greater market presence in key regions in Europe. She came to Coursera by way of Google, where she worked in the Washington DC Elections team as well as in their EU Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. It was there that she projected-managed the first online Irish Presidential Debate, hosted on YouTube. Natasha has worked in Europe, Asia and North America on several international development and NGO projects to inspire and support more diversity in leadership - and believes MOOCs play an important role in achieving this. She holds an M.A. from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
Natasha Sachs and the MOOC Identity
Director of the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University, a university think tank that researches and executes enterprising projects that explore the juncture of education, technology and society. Motivated by his passion for learning and innovative research practices, Gideon manages a diverse portfolio of projects that examine the future of education and non-traditional applications of up and coming technologies. Over the past few years, Gideon has co-founded the Leiden Online Learning Lab -which considers how online learning environments can enhance and extend the university’s reach as well as foster new learning landscapes - and the Peace Informatics Lab - a knowledge hub for scientists and practitioners interested in applying Big Data analytics to the fields of peace and justice.
Gideon Shimshon and the MOOC Identity
Founder and CEO of Veduca, a company with the purpose of democratizing top-quality education in Brazil via video-lectures from world-class universities. Carlos is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy for Veduca. He leads the design of Veduca’s service and development of its core technology. Veduca has been on-air since March 2012 and has already 5,000 video-classes from 13 universities. The Website achieved more than half a million visits with zero investment in advertising, being profiled by the main media vehicles in Brazil.
Carlos Souza and the MOOC Identity
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- The MOOC identity: main speakers
- Institutional Policy Frameworks
- Corporate / Academic mix
- The changing boundaries of the MOOC target
- Bridging the academic divide