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Research interests

Dr. Christian M. Stracke is ICDE Chair in OER and Associate Professor for Open Education at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) (www.ou.nl/web/welten-institute). In addition he is Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, and Adjunct Professor at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in Seoul. As an internationally recognized expert and innovator, his main working fields are Open Education, technology-enhanced learning, educational policies and philosophy, learning innovations and quality, impact assessment and competence modelling. He holds a PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and a Magister Artium (M.A.) in Educational Sciences from the University of Bonn (Germany). He is senior researcher and strategy consultant with international reputation and numerous references for learning policies, innovations and quality in all learning sectors.

He is Founder and Director of the European Institute for Learning, Innovation and Cooperation (www.elc-institute.org) and gained extensive experience (> 20 years of business and research in HR and E-Learning) in leading large scale projects and research teams (e.g., as Managing Director of TELIT) and in consulting and supporting institutions and public authorities to develop long-term policies and to improve learning innovations and quality.

Christian M. Stracke was Founder and Board Member of the first German E-Learning Association D-ELAN (now integrated in BITKOM) for professional E-Learning providers as well as of ICORE, the International Community for Open Education and Research, promoting and fostering the vision of openness in research and education worldwide. At many international conferences and events he is invited keynote speaker and PC member and he is Conference Chair of LINQ, the annual international conference on Learning Innovations and Quality (www.learning-innovations.eu).

He is author and editor of numerous scientific books, articles, handbook chapters, and standards on learning innovations and quality. In international Standardisation he is elected Chair of international (ISO PC 288 on QM for Education) and European (CEN TC 353 on (E-)Learning, Education and Training) Standardisation Committees.

Many research projects (100+, > 50 Mio EUR) were and are managed and supervised as coordinator and quality manager by him including ODS (budget: 15.3 Mio EUR, www.opendiscoveryspace.eu), ISE (budget: 9.8 Mio EUR, www.inspiring-science.eu), and Q.E.D. (budget: 4.0 Mio EUR) as the three biggest e-Learning projects next to many other obtained European research and development projects funded by the EC: e.g., Learn STEM, MOOQ, MEDLIT, LELLE, PBL 3.0, ACT, EBE-EUSMOSI, DIGI-FEM, AGRICOM, ARISTOTELE, LoCloud, VOA3R, WACOM, Q-Cert-VET, eCOTOOL, COMPAT.

His latest news online: www.opening-up.education and on twitter: @ChrMStracke.

 

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Research Output

A Holistic Pedagogical Model for STEM education in schools: Its Design and Evaluation through Mixed Methods Research with Surveys and Interviews

Stracke, C. M., Van Dijk, G., Fasen, J., Lisdat, F., Wesolowski, A., Simoens, W., Desutter, J., Lippens, J., Rimkevičė, A., Daneniene, J., Kelmelyte, V., Baltazar, R., Barreiros, A., Pascoal, A., Spatafora, M., Cotovanu, A. M. & Spatafora, A., 9 Dec 2019, Proceedings of Learning Innovations and Quality (LINQ) 2019. Stracke, C. M. (ed.). EasyChair, Vol. 2. p. 40-48 9 p. (EPiC Series in Education Science , Vol. 2).

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    Can Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) be considered as Open Educational Resources (OER)?

    Stracke, C. M., Downes, S., Conole, G., Burgos, D. & Nascimbeni, F., 2019. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

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  • Designing for Virtual Mobility: Potentials and Caveats

    Firssova, O., Vogel, C., Brouns, F. M. R., Diegel, N., Forsman, P. & Stracke, C. M., 2019, EC-TEL Practitioner Proceedings 2019: 14th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Delft, Netherlands, September 16-19, 2019.. Fesel, A. & Drakslaer, T. Z. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, Vol. 2437. 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingAcademicpeer-review

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  • Evolution of MOOC designs, providers and learners and the related MOOC research and publications from 2008 to 2018

    Stracke, C. M. & Bozkurt, A., 30 Dec 2019, International Open and Distance Learning Conference Proceedings Book [= Uluslararası Açık ve Uzaktan Öğrenme Konferansı bildiri kitabı] : 14-15-16 kasım/november 2019. Eskişehir: Anadolu Universitesi, p. 13-20 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingAcademicpeer-review

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  • Learn STEM: The Pedagogical Model for Innovative STEM Learning and Teaching

    Stracke, C. M., Van Dijk, G., Daneniene, J., Kelmelyte, V., Lisdat, F., Wesolowski, A., Barreiros, A., Baltazar, R., Simoens, W., Desutter, J., Pascoal, A., Rimkevičė, A., Spatafora, M., Cotovanu, A. M. & Spatafora, A., 1 Mar 2019, Open Universiteit. 67 p.

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  • Activities

    • 14 Invited talk
    • 8 Oral presentation
    • 3 Participating in OR organising an event
    • 3 Consultancy / Advice

    Evolution of MOOC designs, providers and learners and the related MOOC research and publications from 2008 to 2018

    Christian M. Stracke (Speaker), Aras Bozkurt (Speaker)
    14 Nov 2019

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    The Quality Reference Framework (QRF) based on QMQS findings

    Christian M. Stracke (Invited speaker)
    9 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkAcademic

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    The Quality and Future of Open Education and MOOCs

    Christian M. Stracke (Keynote speaker)
    9 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkAcademic

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    Open Education and OER in Life-Long Learning

    Christian M. Stracke (Keynote speaker)
    11 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkAcademic

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    How can the OER community put the UNESCO OER Action Plan into practice?

    Christian M. Stracke (Speaker), Zeynep Varoglu (Speaker), Jane-Frances Agbu (Speaker), Tel Amiel (Speaker), Daniel Burgos (Speaker)
    24 Apr 2018

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