Track Program Chairs

Track 1-i-OPENLearn-TPC Chair Coordinator-Diana Andone

Diana Andone

Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania (co-ordinator)
Track 1-i-OPENLearn-TPC Co-Chair-Carmen Holotesu

Carmen Holotescu

Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Romania
Track 1-i-OPENLearn-TPC Co-Chair-Jiyou Jia

Jiyou Jia

Peking University, China
Track 1-i-OPENLearn-TPC Co-Chair-Vincent Tam

Vincent Wai-Leuk Tam

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Track 1-i-OPENLearn-TPC Co-Chair-Jon Dron

Jon Dron

Athabasca University, Canada
Track 1-i-OPENLearn-TPC Co-Chair-Sean Wolfgand Matsui Siqueira

Sean Wolfgand Matsui Siqueira

Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil
Track 1-i-OPENLearn-TPC Co-Chair-Josep M. Duart

Josep M. Duart

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Open education and learning is a key issue for all levels of the education system and combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technologies. Currently, Open Access, Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses are not anymore only initiatives, they are turning into mainstream policies and practices. Key research challenges for open learning and education involves the open access to practices, tools, services and new technologies in a more effective, collaborative and interchangeable manner.

The main objective of i-OPENLearn Track is to unite researchers, practitioners and policy makers to share their research results and to debate about the future direction of Technologies for Open Learning and Education.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Open Educational Resources and Practices
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Technologies, Services and Architectures for Open Access to Education and Learning
  • Open Learning Methodologies, Practices and Platforms
  • Open Linked Data for Education and Learning
  • Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs and other openness initiatives
  • MOOCs and Big Data
  • Open Flipped Classrooms: Pedagogical Design, Policies, Practices
  • Interaction Design in Open Education and Learning
  • Strategies and Policies for Open Access in Education and Training
  • Cultural issues and social innovation related to openness in education and learning
  • Open Accreditation and Open Badges
  • Open Virtual Mobilities

Track Program Committee

Mark Brown, Dublin City University, Ireland

Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University, USA

Carlo Giovannella, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Sandra Kucina, Zagreb University, Croatia

Alvin Kwan, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Bogdan Orza, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania

Nic. Nistor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Wim Van Petegem  University of Leuven, Belgium

Sandra Schön, Salzburg Research Center, Austria

Christian M. Stracke, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands

Na Sun, Penn State Universisty. USA

Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Applied Science, Germany

Vlad Mihaescu, Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania

Mugur Mocofan, Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania

Silviu Vert, Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania