Over 400 people attended eMOOCs 2014 - the second European MOOCs Stakeholder Summit held in Lausanne, Switzerland from 10-12 February. This conference involved representatives from the large MOOC providers like Coursera, edX and Futurelearn as well as many university decision-makers keen to explore the various platforms available for them to use to distribute their MOOCs. Many questions arose about the future of MOOCs in Europe - should we opt for national platforms like FUN in France launched by the Ministry of Education or opt instead for OpenupEd - the MOOCs initiative launched by EADTU. Sally Reynolds from ATiT presented EMMA, a new initiative partially supported by the European Commission under the CIP programme which brings together 9 well-known universities in an effort to establish an open European MOOC aggregator service providing translation and transcription services for the MOOCs it provides. More about the conference.
February 13, 2014