Call for contributions

Thanks to all that send and presented a contribution at the conference.


Contributions may be about three tracks (research, practice, open) requiring different submission formats (see below).


Contributions in all three tracks should show a clear connection to the MOOC theme, even though we are aware that the definition of MOOC varies greatly. For example, submissions could include considerations about the potential or use of MOOCs for in-campus education and vice versa, but we discourage from submitting contributions that relate to in-campus education only (of example flipped classroom techniques).


Accepted contributions will be invited for giving a 15 min presentation in a joint session or one of the parallel sessions. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A and group discussion. Authors have received notification.


Research Track

This track is a more academic in character and aims to collect and share scientific contributions for the debate on MOOCs. Submissions can address any aspect of MOOC related research, but should follow a more rigorous academic standard. Thus, extended abstracts will be judged with regard to their aim, connection to previous research, methods, results, communication, discussion and reflections (see time and review critieria section). We also invite papers about ongoing empirical research, where results have not been finalized yet (a discussion of preliminary findings is nevertheless desirable).


Authors in this track are asked to submit an extended abstract that must not exceed 2000 words (including references, tables and figures).


The submission process is closed. We notified the authors on March 13th 2016.


Practice Track

This track aims at documenting and sharing best practices and the experiences of developing, running, administrating and supporting MOOCs from different perspectives. Such (sometimes conflicting) perspectives could include among others authors, lecturers, (university) administration, technical production etc. In addition to MOOC development, we are also interested to learn about experiences with the integration of MOOCs in campus education, for example via Blended Learning / Flipped Classroom.

Contributions in this track should be of high quality but are not required to meet the formal standards of academic research. Submissions will be judged regarding their aim, relevance, adaptation to the audience and communication (see review process). We encourage authors to reflect and consider what was learned that should be shared with other people engaged in MOOCs. This can also include questions and challenges for discussion among a broader audience.


The submission process is closed. We notified the authors on March 13th 2016.


Open Track

This track is for submissions that are clearly related to MOOCs, but that you feel do not fit into one of the above categories. That could include, among other things, policy or business oriented considerations about MOOCs. In particular, we are interested in leadership perspectives on MOOCs and change.

As in the practice track, presentations in this track should be of high quality but are not required to meet the formal standards of academic research. Submissions will be judged regarding their aim, relevance, adaptation to the audience and communication (see review process).


The submission process is closed. We notified the authors on March 13th 2016.


Time line and review process

Submissions deadline: February 28th 2016

Notification of acceptance: March 13th 2016



Two reviewers will evaluate each contrubtion and how well the contribution meet the criteria for the different tracks. The criteria can be downloaded here: Review criteria.pdf.


Follow up

The extended abstracts can be found at the Conference Programme page.

The presentations are processed now and will be uploaded here on the conference website.

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2015. Modified: Tue 14 Jun 2016