"For example, we will be looking at the topics that will affect the future such as hybrid universites, smart working environments and rapid digital training for medical staff," says the HPI director Prof. Christoph Meinel. In the field of healthcare, he adds, the focus will be on a needs analysis for MOOCs and the relevance of online education for the doctor-patient relationship.
As far as policy is concerned, the participants want to discuss, among other things, the influence of MOOCs on the labor market and the question of which conditions open online courses should fulfill in order to be recognized within a traditional training program. "We also want to look at flagship solutions in MOOC creation and show examples of the design features that lead to particularly good learning experiences," says Meinel.
In terms of business, EMOOC participants want to explore what technological and didactic requirements companies should fulfill in order to constantly accompany their workforce throughout working life. "And with international actors, especially from Latin America, Africa, Australia and Asia, we want to discuss aspects such as equality, diversity and inclusion. In doing so, we raise questions regarding the cultural background of MOOCs, possible global guidelines for them, and also the influence of the English language in online courses from U.S. learning platforms," adds the Potsdam scientist.
Meinel points out that participants can also take part in interactive workshops. All information on formats and deadlines can be found in the Call for Papers at https://emoocs2021.eu/index.php/call-for-papers/emoocs/.