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2017 Open edX Conference
23 - 26 May
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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Wednesday, May 24 • 13:05 - 13:40
Learning in the Open: A Strategic Approach to MOOC Development

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This session would review the University of Edinburgh’s strategy for online learning which has been developed over the past 5 years. The presentation reflects on the influence of successful online Master’s courses, Faculty engagement and the experience of growing MOOCS across 4 platforms. In order to make further progress we identify 7 key issues relating to learner behaviour in MOOCs which need to be resolved.

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Sir Timothy O'Shea

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea is currently Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh. He obtained a BSc in Mathematics and Experimental Psychology from Sussex and a PhD in Computer Based Learning from Leeds University. He then worked as a researcher in the Computer Science Department of the University of Texas at Austin, the Bionics Research Lab, Edinburgh and the Systems Concepts Lab, Xerox PARC. He held an Open University personal chair in Information Technology and Education and was later appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor. In 1997 he was elected Master of Birkbeck and subsequently appointed Provost of Gresham College and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, holding the three posts concurrently before returning to Edinburgh as Principal in 2002. Sir Timothy is currently serving as Chair of: the Scottish Institute for Enterprise; the Board of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society; the Coursera University Advisory Board; and Chair of the Newbattle Abbey College Trust. He is Convener of the Scottish... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 13:05 - 13:40
Salon de Grados

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