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Christian M. Stracke

Regional LELLE Conference on Learning to Learn: Beyond 2020

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Regional LELLE Conference on Learning to Learn: Beyond 2020! LELLE invites experts and practitioners to discuss future learning competences On Thursday, 1st of June 2017, the Erasmus+ project LELLE (Let’s Learn how to Learn) is holding a regional conference at the Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen. Theme is “Learning to Learn: Beyond 2020”. The aim of the conference is to share and learn about on-going challenges as well as the huge potential in the changing educational landscape and the global workplace of the future. The conference hopes to empower all who are involved in education and the workplace with…

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Appointment as ICDE Chair in OER

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The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) has appointed me as ICDE Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER). This appointment from such a leading international association is a great honour which I am delighted to accept in recognition of my activities and achievements for Open Education. For the past 2 years, I have been working as Associate Professor for Open Education in the Open University’s Welten Institute. Throughout my career, I have started many successful international projects to open up education and to facilitate and improve the application and impact of Open Education. The main focus of my…

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Conference Digital Risks – Digital Chances

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The internet and globalization are changing our world and ways to communicate, learn and live together: They are offering huge opportunities but also challenges. To address them, we are organizing the special Conference “Digital Risks – Digital Chances” on Tuesday, 13th of December 2016. We invite all interested people to explore and discuss digitalization, online learning and collaborations! Participation is free but requires registration as seats are limited. We invite TEACHERS and PARENTS: Two interactive workshops will debate: “School Innovations for Inclusion and Learning-how-to-learn” and “Internet Security in Schools“. We invite STUDENTS and PRACTITIONERS: Two interactive sessions will focus: “MOOCs…

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Siberia is melting for Open Education

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Siberia is meting for Open Education This year, Siberia is melting for Open Education and has experienced unique progress. In Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha (formerly called Yakutia) and the only city worldwide built on permafrost, the government was launching a hot season: The International Lensky Education Forum was heating the debate about open education. The forum in cooperation with UNESCO was organized for the first time and concluded one year of first innovative activities with a series of events. “We appreciate the strong support of the Yakutian government for open education fully conforming with UNESCO’s objective”,…

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MOOQ survey on Quality of MOOCs launched

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The MOOQ survey on quality of MOOCs launched today Join our survey, it takes only 10 minutes: http://goo.gl/forms/dsjqwDl6jZ5iOmZx2 Please share your experiences and expectations with us and all interested MOOC learners and designers! Let us improve future MOOCs for better learning for all! Thank you very much for your feedback!   The MOOQ survey on the quality of MOOCs will be launched and presented at EDEN Conference 2016 in Budapest: You are kindly invited to share the following links and invite your colleagues and friends: MOOQ survey on Quality of MOOCs launched https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mooq-survey-quality-moocs-launched-eden16-christian-m-stracke https://twitter.com/ChrMStracke/status/742987843618869249

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MOOQ and MOOCs at EDEN Conference

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MOOCs are dead! Long live MOOCs! One provocative paper presentation at the European EDEN Conference 2016 among many other activities on MOOCs. This year, EDEN 2016 has a strong focus on MOOCs and I’m very pleased to heavily contribute and support the debate together with my colleagues: The presentation of my paper “MOOCs are dead!” will take place in the session D3 on Thursday, 16th of June (from 11:30 to 13:00), you are most welcome to join the discussion! In addition I will introduce MOOQ, our ambitious European initiative for comparing and improving the quality of MOOCs: The MOOQ presentation…

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LATAM Congress: Call for Papers

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ICT & Education LATAM Congress 2016: “Integration of formal and informal contexts, for a better teaching and a better learning” Where: Bogota, Colombia. When: June 22nd-24th, 2016.   February 18th, 2016. UNESCO IITE-UNIR ICT & Education Latam Congress 2016 is born with the drive of: “Integration of formal and informal contexts, for a better learning and a better teaching”. UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE, http://iite.unesco.org, Moscow, Russia),  Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR Research, http://research.unir.net, Spain),  and UNESCO Chair on eLearning at UNIR (http://research.unir.net/unesco) are the organizers of this event to be held in Bogota, Colombia, from June 22nd to June 24th,…

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MOOQ: Successful Kick-Off at OUNL

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MOOQ is the European Alliance for Quality of Massive Open Online Courses, called MOOCs. I was very pleased as MOOQ coordinator to welcome all partners at the OUNL in Heerlen. The MOOQ kick-off meeting was extremely successful: We could define the vision, the mission and first MOOQ activities. The vision of MOOQ is to foster quality in MOOCs leading to a new era of learning experiences. MOOQ’s mission is to develop a quality reference framework for the adoption, the design, the delivery and the evaluation of MOOCs in order to empower MOOC providers for the benefit of the learners. To…

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IEEE EDUCON 2016

Keynote on Open Learning at International IEEE EDUCON in Abu Dhabi

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I’m pleased to be invited and deliver the keynote on Open Learning at the International IEEE EDUCON Conference 2016: I will speak about “Open Learning for Smart Education: Open educational policies, strategies and access for all”. This year EDUCON is taking place from 10th to 13th of April 2016 in Abu Dhabi. My questions of the keynote on open learning will be: What is Open Education? Why do we need to change education? How can we collaborate and share our methodologies and resources for mutual benefits?

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LELLE: New project on “Learning How To Learn” is starting!

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LELLE is the new project on “Learning How To Learn” and it is starting tomorrow! The kick-off meeting will take place from 14th to 15h of December 2015 in Nagykanizsa (Hungary). LELLE will focus the “awareness raising to the importance of and providing an innovative solution for the inclusion of the training of learning skills in existing higher education curricula”: The European Erasmus+ proposal was selected for funding and the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) is one core partner of the consortium with a total budget of 300,000,- €.

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