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Understanding MOOC impacts Realising sustainable value: what works? #ABSMOOCS
26 Jun 2014

Mass Open Online Courses have opened a world of possibilities but yet unproven sustainable models. This event will identify where business schools and universities are identifying value and justifying investment.

The search for sustainable value has business schools and universities testing the use of open online courses in a wide range of settings from FutureLearn, Coursera and new platforms to direct teaching, blended learning, international courses, distance learning, student recruitment or searching for new value in student retention, improved student experience, pre-registration courses, widening participation and many more.

Beyond the teaching and learning uses is the search for a business model which justifies the investment, the change in technology of teaching and new cost and revenue models.

This event is for business schools’ academics and managers experimenting and wrestling with finding sustainable models for academic quality and financial viability in a world of mass open online courses and other blended learning models and new private providers entering the market. And in the spirit of open online courses, the day will be broadcast online as a SPOC (specialist private online course) to business schools and universities’ managements so that wider groups of staff can take part, Gather your own local audience and broadcast the event live into your own venue: it needs no more than a local organiser, a good broadband, a laptop and a screen to join the professional conversation group.

Professor Kai Peters, Chief Executive, Ashridge Business School
Chair's introduction

Rajay Naik, Director of Government and External Affairs, The Open University
Creating Capacity – discovering applications

Tim Gore OBE, Global Networks and Communities, University of London
What works and how to value it

William Hammonds, Policy Researcher, Universities UK
The strategic content of MOOCs

Neil Stewart, Chief Executive, Neil Stewart Associates; Founder, Policy Review TV
Lessons from digital publishing

Mark Christian, Head of Online Learning, Pearson College
Realising value from MOOCs

Panel discussion
Professor Sharon Collard, Professor in Personal Finance Capability, True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin), Open University Business School
Development of the Managing my Money MOOC

Sharon Collard: questions and discussion
Dr Julie Holland, Director, Glendonbrook Centre for Enterprise Education, Loughborough
Business courses on FutureLearn

Professor David Boughey, Associate Professor in International Business History, Director of Student Engagement, University of Exeter
ACCA Professional MOOC

Amy Woodgate, Project Manager - Distance Education Initiative (DEI) & MOOCs, University of Edinburgh
Lessons from early adopter work

Dr Benjamin Brabon, Reader in English Literature and Digital Education, Edge Hill University
Students and qualifications

Professor Dr Alex Murdock, Associated Fellow, Potsdam Center for Policy and Management; Head of Centre for Government and Charity Management, London South Bank University
Mixed experiences

Dr Viktor Dorfler, Senior Lecturer in Information and Knowledge Management, University of Strathclyde Business School
Case study: Understanding modern business and organisation

Dr Paolo Taticchi, MBA Director, Royal Docks Business School, University of East London
New Technologies

Tony Sheehan, Director Learning Services, Ashridge Business School
The evolution of the MOOC;
including questions and discussion

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