The conference will be held in French. However, participants will be able to ask questions in English. A full, refereed paper (in English) will also be available after the conference. The conference will be recorded, and an English translation will be available within a week.

For any questions, please contact directly either Prof. Thierry KARSENTI or William Raillant-Clark. International Press Attaché - Attaché de presse international (Change the hyphen to an en dash) Foreign, English-speaking, and scientific media - Médias étrangers, anglophones et scientifiques UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL.

A revolution or just a fad?

What are massive open online courses (MOOC)? And why have they captured millions of learners around the planet? Is it a revolution, or just another way to deliver university courses? Should Quebec’s universities occupy this niche? Are they behind the times? Should we be concerned that thousands of university students across America are joining this quiet revolution? Must we swap our grand lecture halls for virtual supergroups? How can 10,000 students be taught? What are the real benefits, limitations, and functions of MOOC? What do the graduation rates look like? Is it about philanthropy, profitability, or conspiracy? Free or cut-rate diplomas? Have MOOC done away with school fees? What does the research have to say about MOOC? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed at this conference.

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Thierry KARSENTI, M.A., M.Éd., Ph. D.

Holder of the Canada Research Chair in ICT and Education

Full Professor, Faculty of Education Sciences
Université de Montréal
Thur. September 26, 2013
12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m.
Local D-550, Faculté des sciences de l’éducation,
Pavillon Marie-Victorin, Université de Montréal
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Downlad the paper: The MOOC: What the research says (International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education).
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