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11_04_2019 EDUCON eMadrid special session on "Do MOOCs sustain the UNESCO's quality education goal?


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Author: Edmundo Tovar (1), Bernardo Tabuenca (1), Ahmed Alzaghoul (1), Nelson Piedra (3), Carlos Delgado Kloos (4), Jim Sluss (5), Russ Meier (6), África López Rey (2), Elena Ruiz (2), Félix García Loro (2), Elio Sancristóbal (2), Miguel Rodríguez Artacho (2), Sergio Martín (2), Manuel Castro (2). UPM (1), UNED (2), UTPL (3), UC3M (4), UO (5) y MSoE (6)

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11_04_2019 EDUCON eMadrid special session on "Do MOOCs sustain the UNESCO's quality education goal?

  1. 1. Do MOOCs sustain the UNESCO´s Quality Education goal? Edmundo Tovar Manuel Castro Carlos Delgado Kloos et al. EDUCON2019 - ""Engineering Education Through Student Engagement” 9-11 April, 2018, Dubai, UAE
  3. 3. Lerning with MOOCS 2018. History
  4. 4. Lerning with MOOCS 2018
  5. 5. Lerning with MOOCS 2018. Format — For keynotes: — two CEOs of MOOC platforms: Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX and one of the initiators of this conference, and Simon Nelson, Chief Executive of FutureLearn — two speakers from academia: Barbara Oakley, author of a very successful MOOC with over 2 million registrations on learning how to learn, and Zvi Galil, Dean of Computing at GeorgiaTech, where a pioneering MOOC-based Master of Science program was launched — and two speakers talking about the future of learning in relation to work: Jamie Merisotis, CEO of Lumina Foundation, and Matt Tearle, from MathWorks.
  6. 6. Lerning with MOOCS 2018. Format — For interactive sessions: — These keynotes were complemented by nine lightning talks on several interesting topics about MOOCs — Half of the time was dedicated to exchanging opinions through interactive sessions and poster session. — More than fifty peer reviewed contributions from educational institutions and companies from all over the world enriched the debate in each of the nine sessions scheduled, under a lightning talk format. — Sessions were led by relevant invited speakers that will introduce the thematic of the sessions with short presentations.
  7. 7. Have we taken a step in the right direction for the development of humanity??
  8. 8. 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  9. 9. SGD 4 is the Quality of Education Nº Targets 1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education 2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access and are ready for primary education 3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university 4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship 5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education 6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy 7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development. 8 Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive 9 By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, 10 By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing states
  10. 10. — Sensitive to equality of access regardless of gender, or belonging to minorities of disadvantaged people; — Effective in terms of learning outcomes related to the professional market and entrepreneurship; — Covering all educational levels from pre-primary to university; — It affects to all the countries of the world. — and with more qualified teachers through international collaboration SGD 4 is the Quality of Education
  11. 11. SDG4 Factors vs MOOCS — Target 4: Acquisition of skills relevant to the labor market in young people and adults. — Target 6 all youth and adults achieve literacy and numeracy — Target 7 acquisition of all kinds of values and skills that will contribute to the sustainable development of society
  13. 13. Agnant Arwal, CEO of edX — to face the new educational challenges and increasing their access, a new modular approach that adopts learning paths based on micro-credentials and digital resources.
  14. 14. Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation — Situation of postsecondary students and on the importance of micro- credentials and their main benefit of bringing transparency to the progress of their learning to all those involved, from themselves to educational providers such as potential employers.
  15. 15. Matt Tearle, a principal training content developer at MathWorks — To educate professionals, mainly engineers, to help address and solve real problems that will transform society. The case he presented refers to the learning of the technology of recognition of images applied the automation of industrial manufacturing
  16. 16. Simon Nelson CEO of FutureLearn — Sustainability: proposals and experiences according to the new market conditions and the rapid advances of technologies. Its approach was based on the need for international cooperation among universities to meet the growing demand for digital needs and technological infrastructure required
  17. 17. Barbara Oakley, prestigious professor in Eng. Education — Recommendations addressed to teachers, in this case, regarding key factors in the use of audiovisual media, as new challenges for the formation of the new role of the teacher.
  18. 18. Zvi Galil, Dean of the College of Computing, Georgia Tech — Sustainability issues explaining the cost reduction implications of an official master's program in Computer Science delivered online through a platform of MOOCs. This has been a polemic and model case for many educational institutions that could be done with the collaboration of technological partners and MOOC providers.
  19. 19. Conclusions — Contributions presented by the speakers have been aimed at exploiting the potential of MOOCs in terms of their access, and development of learning paths in the training of individuals, transparency in the development of these itineraries, development of professional skills, sustainability through international partnerships and teacher training. — They all cover essential aspects of the SDG4.