Within the framework of the MOOC-Maker conference held in Guatemala, Galileo University organized the 8th. e-Learning Day edition that brought international experts who presented the most relevant and current trends in the online educational environment.
In this edition, the event focused on the advancement of virtual education in the MOOC environment, with the aim of allowing participants to learn about the set of tools and methodologies that will allow them to optimize the process of content development for human capital education or training.
Rocael Hernández PhD Director of the GES Department (Galileo Educational System) and Technical Coordinator of the MOOC-Maker project inaugurated the event by announcing the evolution of technology, mainly in education, as well as the incorporation of the Galileo University in the development and creation of MOOCs, starting with the Telescope platform and continuing with the edX platform, where they currently have 2 MicroMaster programs. Dr. Hernandez presented the activities that would take place in Antigua Guatemala during the MOOC-Maker conference.
The first speaker was Carlos Delgado PhD Vice-rector of Strategy and Education at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and General Coordinator of the MOOC-Maker project who spoke on the subject: MOOC-MAKER Project, universities of Latin America making MOOCs for the world.
Afterwards, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, presented the topic: MOOCs as a driving force for innovation in higher education.
The last presentation was given by Dana Doyle PhD, director of the MITx program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who spoke on the theme: Lessons and experiences learned from MOOCs in MIT.
At the end of the lectures, a panel discussion “The impact of MOOCs on education” was held, moderated by Antonio Moreira PhD of Universidade Aberta, in which experts Carlos Delgado, Rocael Hernández and Dana Doyle participated; the participants had the opportunity to ask questions to the experts, who shared their experience on the subject of MOOCs.
During this event attended more than 185 participants including teachers, university authorities, invited universities, MOOC-Maker project partners and people representing the business sector, all with a common interest, virtual training.