Open Education Workshop - from theory to practice: experiences in OER and MOOC

What are the educational resources open to OER and the massive open online MOOCs? How can they be accessed, used and integrated in university education? Practical examples of the use and integration of OER and MOOC in university and pre-university education with case studies at European level, in the USA, Ireland and Romania.


Open education - from theory to practice

Experiences in OER and MOOC

Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

K1 Amphitheater, 1st floor, UPT Documentation, Education and Transfer Center,

 Bul. Vasile Parvan Nr. 2B, Timisoara


Organized part of Open Education Week 2017

What are the open educational resources OER and the massive open online MOOCs courses? How can you access, use and integrate them into higher education?

Practical examples of the use and integration of OER and MOOC in university and pre-university education with case studies at European level, in the USA, Ireland and Romania.

With 13 international speakers, the workshop is addressed to university professors, students, professors in pre-university education, specialists from training companies, IT, or human resources departments.

International workshop organized by the ID / IFR and e-Learning Center, Politehnica University of Timisoara together with the partners within Open Education Week 2017.

The admission is free and the presentations will be held in in Romanian and English and a certificate of participation will be issued.

Open Education Week

is an event promoted by the worldwide Open Education Consortium, with the aim of presenting the opportunities that open education offers, the results of its integration into all forms of education, whether it is to develop skills or knowledge in the workplace, to support university and pre-university education or simply to learn something new, related to a personal interest of each individual. More information about Open Education Week can be found here: https://oeweek.oeglobal.org/


09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Welcome

09:30 – 09:45 Dr.eng. Diana Andone, The Politehnica University of Timișoara - Transforming higher education through open education 

09:45 – 10:00 Prof.dr.eng. Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University  - MOOC initiatives in Romania

10:00 – 10:15 Prof.dr.ing. Radu Vasiu, Polytechnic University of Timisoara- "Open" science 

10:15 - 10:30 Conf.dr. Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara - MOOCs for teacher professional development: The UVT experience 

10:30 – 10:45 As.dr.ing. Andrei Ternauciuc, Polytechnic University of Timisoara -UniCampus platform and mobile application 

10:45 – 11:00 As.dr.ing. Răzvan Bogdan, Polytechnic University of Timișoara- Can we use MOOCs for technical students? 

11:00 – 11:20 OpenEdu architecture: a tool to support holistic and strategic design for openness, Based on the report: "Opening Education: A Supporting Framework for Higher Education Institutions" ' (Inamorato dos Santos, A. Punie Y. and Castaño Muñoz, J. 2016 - JRC)

Video recorded by: Dr. Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, live questions answered by: Dr. Jonatan Castaño Muñoz, European Commissioner JRC - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

11:20 – 11:30 Associate Dr. Eng. Mugur Mocofan, Polytechnic University of Timișoara - Mobile education  

11: 30 - 11:50 Prof.dr. Mark Brown, Dublin City University, Ireland - Pleasures and digital dangers: An institutional strategic response for MOOCs 

11:50 – 12:15 - Coffee break

12:15 - 12:30 Prof.dr.ing. Lăcrămioara Stoicu Tivadar, Ioan Virag, Stelian Nicola, Diana Lungeanu, Politehnica University of Timișoara - MOOCs for health education and digital innovation

12:30 – 12:45 As.dr.ing. Silviu Vert, Polytechnic University of Timisoara - Augmented and virtual reality in MOOCs

12:45 - 13:00 Mark Frydenberg - Bentley University, MA, USA - Open spaces - CIS Sandbox 

13:00 - 13:15 Camelia Ciuclea, Polytechnic University of Timișoara - Improving students' experiences by using CVUPT Virtual Campus

13:15 – 13:35  Dr.ing. Vlad Mihăescu, Nanotech - Leadership in education 

13:35 – 14:00 - Discussions







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