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  • 1. 4 July 2013, 2:00 – 5:30pmy , pThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityA learning revolution with a digital disruptionA learning revolution with a digital disruptionthat redefines the future of higher educationthat redefines the future of higher educationand corporate trainingand corporate trainingWhat is MOOC?What is MOOC?The significant impact of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) is just starting to be felt. Tens of millions oflearners worldwide, irrespective of their background and location, can now have free access to qualityeducation which traditionally can only be accessed by enrolling at those elite institutions and paying heftytuition fees. The fundamental characteristics of a MOOC course is that it is openly accessible via the Internet,usually delivered by professors from world renowned universities, in most cases free of charge and in somel ’ i k d d f ll f l i ifi b b i d fcases learners’ assignments are even marked and, for a small fee, a completion certificate can be obtained froma MOOC provider as well.To many universities, MOOCs are being seen as a threat to the traditional classroom type of delivery education.To MOOC or not to MOOC, “what are the critical issues?”, “what are the established business models?”, “howto govern quality?”, “how to conduct assessments?”, etc. are among many of the core issues actively beingdiscussed by university administrators and academics worldwide.ProgrammeProgramme (tentative)(tentative) *The Forum is conducted in English2:00 – 3:30pmDr Akiba CovitzVice President of EdX(Joint venture between MIT &Harvard University)4:00 – 5:30pmPanel Discussion (moderated by Prof. Eric Tsui, KMIRC)(including short presentations from selective panelists)• Dr Akiba Covitz, EdX• Dr Loretta O’Donnell, UNSWDr Loretta O’DonnellAssociate Dean, EducationAustralian School of Business &Member of the MOOC PanelUniversity of New South WalesDr Carsten Ullrich,• Dr Carsten Ullrich, DFKI & Shanghai Jiaotong University• Prof. Maurits Van Rooijen, London School of Business &Finance• Associate Professor Naubahar Sharif, HKUST• Dr Iain Doherty, HKUDr Carsten UllrichAssociate Researcher, e-learning laboratoryDFKI Germany & Shanghai Jiaotong UniversitySupported by:Faculty of Engineering
  • 2. The MOOCs ForumThe MOOCs ForumOrganized by the Knowledge Management and InnovationResearch Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,this inaugural MOOCs forum aims to provide a vibrantplatform for sharing, discussing and exploring many of theissues related to MOOCs. In particular, VIPs, invitedspeakers and panelists will come from established MOOCprovider(s), university administrators that have lead theirinstitution(s) into a MOOC journey, academics whohave designed and delivered MOOC courses,representative(s) from traditional e-learning and corporateuniversities, e-learning pedagogy and instructional designresearchers and past MOOC learners Together the aboveresearchers, and past MOOC learners. Together, the aboveAn exciting forum which covers the following topics:An exciting forum which covers the following topics:•• To MOOC or not to MOOC?To MOOC or not to MOOC?•• What are the established MOOCWhat are the established MOOCgroup of people represents the core stakeholder group of the MOOC movement!!!•• What are the established MOOCWhat are the established MOOCbusiness models?business models?•• How to conduct assessments in aHow to conduct assessments in aMOOC subject?MOOC subject?•• How to provide eHow to provide e--tutoring intutoring inMOOC bj t?MOOC bj t?a MOOC subject?a MOOC subject?•• How to govern qualityHow to govern qualityand enhance sustainabilityand enhance sustainabilityof a MOOC subject?of a MOOC subject?•• What does a “Future University”What does a “Future University”Registration FeeRegistration FeeRegular Fee: HK$800 KMIRC member: HK$640Free for PolyU staff*R i t ti f h d t d f h tlook like?look like?*Registration fee covers handout and refreshments**Medium of instruction: EnglishPlease fill in online registration form on KMIRC website http://kmirc.ise.polyu.edu.hk/events.php and send acrossed cheque made payable to “The Hong Kong Polytechnic University” in HK dollar to:Miss Cuby ChowKnowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre,Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, KowloonEnquiry:Tel: 3400 3158 Email: cuby.chow@polyu.edu.hk