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The 2017 Learning with MOOCs Conference Will Be in Austin

The University of Texas at Austin will host in 2017 the Fourth Learning with MOOCs Conference. George Siemens, renowned educator and speaker and faculty member this institution, will lead the event.

This announcement was done last week at Penn at the end of a successful Third edition of Learning with MOOCs conference, where IBL participated as a sponsor.

This event, celebrated at Penn in Philadelphia, brought together around three hundred educators, researchers and managers in higher education.

Provost Vincent Price and CEO of edX, Anant Agarwal, in the picture below, were among the panelists who discussed the development of the MOOCs and their visions for the future at the conference on Oct. 6 and 7. Agarwal described MOOCs as a response to what he believes is a broken current educational system. He called his solution the “unbundling” of the four-year educational system provided by universities and colleges.

The conference’s talks will be posted in the coming weeks at the official website.



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