How to make MOOCs better for specific target groups and developing countries?

Christian M. Stracke, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Rocael Hernández, María del Mar Pérez Sanagustín, António Moreira Teixeira

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    MOOCs for specific target groups and developing countries: The two leading international initiatives MOOQ and MOOC Maker are joining forces to present and discuss the adaptation and improvement of MOOCs for specific target groups and developing countries. They address the theme "Innovation through opening traditional practices" to introduce and adapt Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for better learning quality. The discussion is started and organized by the two research projects MOOQ ( and MOOC Maker ( Both initiatives are focusing on the quality of MOOCs and their improvement by addressing specific target groups and needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts Open Education Global Conference 2018
    Subtitle of host publication24-26 April 2018 Delft / Netherlands
    EditorsWillem van Valkenburg, Robert Schuwer
    PublisherDelft University of Technology
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventOpen Education Global Conference 2018: Transforming education through open approaches - TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 24 Apr 201826 Apr 2018 (TU Delft repository containing Proceedings of the conference)


    ConferenceOpen Education Global Conference 2018
    Abbreviated titleOE Global 2018
    OtherThe Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world. OE Global 2018 will take place from 24-26 April 2018 in Delft, the Netherlands, hosted by the Open Education Consortium and Delft University of Technology. The theme of OE Global 2018 is Transforming Education through Open Approaches. Conference tracks include Open Connections, Open Education Research, Innovation through opening traditional practices, Policies & strategies for Open Education, Institutionalizing Open Education, Tools & Technologies for Open Education, Open Educational Practices, Open Pedagogy, Connecting Open Education to formal education, and Student perspectives.
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    • Open Education
    • MOOCs
    • target groups
    • MOOQ
    • MOOC Maker
    • OE Global


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