Experience track

These sessions will help participants discuss and understand new learning and teaching models; the increasing impact of MOOC methodologies and technologies in traditional education; the importance of SPOCs; active learning and flipped classroom; need for quality control at the pedagogical design level; quality assessment models (peer review…); reuse of open educational resources; importance of copyright issues.

General Chair

Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Track Chairs

Patrick Jermann, EPFL, Switzerland
Mar Pérez Sanagustín, PUC Chile, Chile

Call for Papers

Massive Open Online Courses are not only a new learning environment, but a phenomena that had a transformative impact on Higher Education institutional practices. First, our commitment to MOOCs brought the development of new infrastructures, processes and organizational structures to support the production of richer educational content. Second, MOOCs have also encouraged us to rethink the way we teach, pushing us to explore new educational practices and methodologies. Third, MOOCs have also inspired the definition of new educational policies, as well as to find out new mechanisms for certifying learning. And fourth, MOOCs have introduced big data and learning analytics into the toolset of decision makers who now can  take data-driven informed decisions.

The experience tracks aims to feed the debate around these four transformations by collecting papers reporting experiences, best practices, problems, and solutions to support them. We welcome contributions by experts, practitioners, technicians, managers or policy makers who have been running MOOCs, supporting the production of MOOCs, involved in the selection of MOOCs, or analysed data to support data driven decisions. Although we do not expect empirical studies, we will appreciate receiving papers that can quantify somehow the initiatives conducted, highlighting the lessons learned of the process.

  1. “About Production”: We expect papers reporting the MOOC production processes, infrastructures, quality processes, platforms and developments for making this process scalable and sustainable. Some of the questions that these papers could answer are: What are the infrastructures and processes designed for supporting the MOOC production at your institution? How do you make it scalable? How is the production team participating in the design? How to train teachers? How to engage teachers in MOOC production? What incentives have been developed to engage teachers in the MOOC development?
  2. “About Design and teaching”: This session will include experience reports from professors who have actively participated in the design and deployment of MOOCs, as well as teaching and learning experiences using MOOCs in flipped classroom experiences.  Some of the questions that these papers could answer are the following:  How to integrate a MOOC into on-campus teaching? How to activate learners, strategies to engage learners? What is the role of social media in MOOCs? What do you do with dashboard data? How designing assessments results in better videos? How did you use MOOC-related educational technology in the context of traditional on-campus or school education? What developments have been carried out to gamify the MOOCs?
  3. “About Management”: We expect papers reporting on the organizational changes, policies and economical models that have been developed to support and make MOOC initiatives scalable and sustainable at your institutions. This includes: organisational changes, data sharing policies, revenue sharing among instructors and institution, inclusion of MOOCs into credit programs.
  4. “About Data Analytics”: We expect papers reporting on tools, techniques and strategies for using data analytics in decision making processes in your institution. This includes: dashboards for teachers, for school management, marketing research, visualisation methods, data-driven curriculum decisions.

Experience Track Committee

  • Gudrun Bachmann, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Chris Brooks, University of Michigan, USA
  • Gavin Clinch, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland
  • Jean-Marie Gallito, Télécom Bretagne, France
  • Davinia Hernández Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Alison Littlejohn, The Open University, UK
  • Jorge Maldonado, Unviersidad de Cuenca, EC
  • Kim Manturuk, Duke’s Center for Instructional Technology, USA
  • Max de Mendizábal, Universidad Autónoma de México, MX
  • Andreina Parisi-Amon, Coursera, USA
  • Jeanine Reutemann, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Switzerland
  • Martín Rodriguez, IE Business School, Spain
  • Andy Santarelli, Stanford University, USA
  • Nicolas Sennequier, Mines-Télécom, France
  • Gideon Shimshon, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Marine Sussenbach, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Guadalupe Vadillo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, MX
  • Ignatia/Inge de Waard, The Open University, UK/Belgium
  • Judith Zubieta, Universidad Autónoma de México, MX

Submission of Papers (closed)

Full paper: up to 10 pages
Short paper: up to 6 pages

Submissions will be handled through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emoocs2017). The use of supplied template from Springer is mandatory: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. When submitting the paper, please indicate its track in the submission process.

16 Jan 2017: Paper submissions for Experience Track.
24 Feb 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection
20 Mar 2017: Camera-ready versions for Springer LNCS Proceedings and copyright form.


The Proceedings of the Experience Track will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series.

Submission of Work-in-Progress Short Papers

Short papers (up to 6 pages) are request about work in progress of the topics of this track.

Submissions will be handled through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emoocs2017). The use of supplied template from Springer is mandatory: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. When submitting the paper, please indicate its track in the submission process.

The Work-in-Progress papers will published online.

9 Mar 2017: Paper submissions for Research Track.
11 Apr 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection
6 May 2017: Camera-ready versions for online Proceedings with ISBN