Very excited and honored to be a keynote speaker at the VocTel (http://voctelconference.eu/) conference in Athens June 17-18, 2015. Below are the slides of my talk.
On November 25, 2014, CARDET delivered a Webinar in Collaboration with the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, as part of the Innovative Schools Program. During the presentation and discussions, Dr. Vrasidas presented and discussed lessons learned from more than 15 EU funded projects. Teachers, teacher trainers and the CARDET team discusssed ways they can collaborate within the framework of the projects presented, and also by exploring further possibilities for preparing collaborative projects and research grants. The presentation is available on Slideshare.
Educational Media International – Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Journal
published by Taylor & Francis – http://tinyurl.com/k24mr3c
While during 2011-2012 the mass media were largely exuberant about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), claiming that these courses will revolutionize and democratize access to education, in 2013-2014 anti-MOOC sentiment rose amidst concerns pertaining to completion rates, sustainable business models, and pedagogical effectiveness. Heated debates on the status quo and future of higher education have ensued since then. The aim of the special issue is to add to our understanding of learner experiences in MOOCs by providing answers the question: What is it like to learn and participate in MOOCs?
The availability of large-scale data sets also appears to have shaped the research questions that are being asked about MOOCs, and, while significant insights are developed via that research route, the field will benefit tremendously by gaining a better understanding and appreciation of learners’ experiences. To address these issues and to support the development of the field, we invite authors to submit manuscripts investigating the learner experience in massive open online courses. Manuscripts can be of three types: