Workshops

General Chair

Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

Workshop Chairs

Eva Méndez Rodriguez, emendez@bib.uc3m.es, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, pedmume@it.uc3m.es, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

 

Introduction

eMOOCs 2017 offers the opportunity to host several workshops. We encourage proposing any kind of workshop facilitating attendants gathering and discussion (traditional workshops, hands-on workshops, but also bootcamps, BoF (Birds of a Feather) and so on). Although we welcome track specific proposals,  workshops that can connect research, experience, policy or business tracks are encouraged. In any case, the workshops are intended to provide a forum for different stakeholders in MOOCs, SPOCs and OC (Online Courses) alike, to discuss and exchange thoughts, studies, practices and ideas on current and emerging Digital Education technologies. Attendees will exchange ideas and experiences, establish common ground in practical problems or research trends, and hopefully, identify new opportunities for future collaboration, actions or endeavors in the online education landscape.

Those interested in organizing a workshop are requested to submit a proposal of maximum 4 pages, including:

  • A concise and engaging title.
  • The names and affiliations of the organizers. Including a short bio underlying the qualifications on the workshop subject and the experience on workshops/meetings organization.
  • The workshop’s objective, topic, content, and themes (include a clear statement detailing why the workshop topic is relevant to eMOOCs2017)
  • The description of the workshop format detailing draft timeline, and type of activities (e.g., paper presentation, invited talks, lightning talks, breakout discussion, demos, etc.).
  • Targeted attendance
  • Proposed duration of the workshop (half or full day) and organizational requirements (special room, technical needs, etc.)

When relevant:

  • An indication on whether the workshop registration will be open to all interested registered parties or limited.
  • A description of how workshop submissions will be evaluated, and a tentative PC list (with indication if the PC members have already expressed interest).
  • Any plan of dissemination of the workshop results (e.g. publications)

Workshop organizers are encouraged to propose interactive formats and groundbreaking topics. The workshop selection will be handled competitively. Preference will be given to timely topics that would favor discussion and interaction, according to these criteria:

  • Relevance for eMOOCs 2017’s topics.
  • Innovativeness.
  • Envisaged level of participation and engagement.
  • Overall quality and comprehensiveness of planning.

 

Submissions

Workshop proposals must be submitted via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emoocs2017) before 16 January 2017. Workshop proposals should not exceed 4 pages. The use of the LNCS template is mandatory: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Accepted proposals should create their own websites with all the information needed to disclose the workshop. eMOOCs 2017 will support the dissemination by linking all the workshops from the eMOOCs official website and including the workshop timelines, etc.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for proposals’ submission: 16 January 2017
  • Notification acceptance/rejection: 24 February 2017
  • Deadline to communicate workshop’s URL: 20 March 2017