What Possible Future(s) for MOOCs? A Franco-British Perspective

The French Embassy in London organised on the 24th November 2015 a bilateral meeting entitled: "What possible future(s) for MOOCs? A Franco-British Perspective". It gathered 24 top level professionals at the Residence of France.


In Brief:

This meeting was a unique opportunity for MOOCs platforms leaders, higher education professionals, e-learning experts and MOOCs designers from France and the UK to meet and discuss a series of strategic topics related to the development of these Massive Open Online Courses.

Among attendees were representatives of providers such as FutureLearn, France Université Numérique, OpenClassrooms or the Digital Business Academy from Tech City UK. Other attendees represented French and British higher education, scientific and cultural organisations.

After a morning dedicated to participants introduction, attendees had the opportunity to discuss and share their experience during 3 thematic sessions: MOOCs’ models of development; MOOCs and professional training; MOOCs and internationalisation.

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Mike Sharples - The Open University / FutureLearn

Nicolas Sennequier - Institut Mines Telecom

  • Presentation
  • Keynote speech: Strengthening the MOOCs model (session 1)

Amita Parikh - Digital Business Academy/Tech City UK

Olivier Bernaert - IFP Energies Nouvelles

Howard Bell - FutureLearn

  • Presentation
  • Keynote speech: Implementing an international strategy (session 3)

Catherine Mongenet - France Université Numérique

Natalie Cernecka - OpenClassrooms

Jean-Marc Hasenfratz - Inria MOOC Lab

Philippe Chiu - Ionis Education Group

Frank Coton - University of Glasgow

Richard Reece - University of Manchester

Chris Cavey - The British Council

Marie-Françoise Curto - Mines ParisTech

Gavin Brown - University of Liverpool

Neil Morris - University of Leeds

Sophie Guichard & Cécile Garcia - Université de Bordeaux

Richard Harvey - University of East Anglia

Domitille Gobbo - Ecole Centrale de Lille

Michael Kerrison - University of London

Christophe Bansart - Université de Nice

Pierre Binetruy - Université Paris Diderot

John Domingue - The Open University/EDSA

Michel Font - Think Tank HEAT

Published on 11/12/2015

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