The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a popular phenomenon in the online learning world. Today many institutions offer MOOCs. This phenomenon has not only created a new trend in online education, it also has been adopted by a number of institutions around the world, allowing spaces for research in pedagogical, technological and organizational aspects.

This conference will focus on the exchange of popular trends and research results, as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing MOOCs; we invite researchers, technologists, and course designers from universities and industry to share their approaches and perspectives on key topics, including analytics and data mining, assessment, credentialing, pedagogy aspects, gamification, cloud services and resources, universal design, accessibility and technological frameworks/architectures.

This event will be a reference MOOCs conference for Latin America. This conference is organized by the MOOC-Maker project. An initiative co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme – European Union. The MOOC-Maker consortium is composed by nine Higher Education Institutions from Europe and Latin America.

Topic of Interest

  • Technological models and frameworks to support MOOCs
  • Assessment (different types of assessment approaches and technologies)
  • MOOCs scalability and quality assurance models at the pedagogical and technical level, supported by innovative technology
  • Learning Analytics
  • Gamification and Social Learning Artefacts
  • Universal Design and Accessibility issues in MOOCs contents and platforms
  • Adaptive policies for managing different participant profiles
  • Pedagogical issues, tutoring roles and human interaction in MOOCs development
  • Security and accreditation models.
  • Experiences and best practices in implementing MOOCs
  • Instructional Design for MOOCs
  • Reuse and remix of MOOCs
  • Attrition and retention in MOOCs


We invite contributions in English or Spanish in the following categories:

  • Research and Experience papers (up to 10 pages)
  • Work in Progress (Research and Experience) papers (up to 6 pages).
  • Posters (Research and Experience) (up to 2 pages).
  • Description of workshops (up to 2 pages).

Important Dates

  • Research and Experience papers – September 15, 2017 (extension)
  • Work in Progress papers – September 15, 2017
  • Posters – September 15, 2017
  • Workshops proposals – September 15, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance – October 1, 2017
  • Camera-ready submission – October 15, 2017
  • Conference dates: Nov 16-17, 2017
  • Papers will be prepared according to the Springer LNCS format available in: Springer LNCS format

Submission: Papers will be submitted through Easychair. Submit your paper/workshop/poster

Conference fees

Regular Rate (US$200 – 180 EUR)
Early Bird Rate (before October 10th) (US$160 – 140 EUR)
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This ticket gives access to all sessions, workshops, meals and paper publication for authors.


Conference Proceedings will be published online with ISBN.

A selection of the best papers presented at the MOOC-Maker conference (to be indicated by the conference scientific committee) would be invited to submit an article (extended paper) to EURODL (European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning), IRRODL (The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning), and J.UCS (Journal of Universal Computer Sciences). These submissions would be then subject to a standard peer-review process to be conducted by the journals in accordance to the publication procedures.

Alternatively, authors of selected conference papers, who do not want to get an extended version peer-reviewed and published in EURODL may submit their paper for publication to the non-refereed Brief Items section of EURODL


English is the official conference language. (A Special Track for papers in Spanish is available for the conference)


Hotel-Museum Casa Santo Domingo, 3a Calle Oriente No. 28 A, La Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala   (Visit venue website)

Conference Chairs

Rocael Hernández Rizzardini, Galileo University, Guatemala.
Antonio Moreira Teixeira, Universidad Aberta, Portugal.

Research Track Chairs

Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Experience Track Chairs

Mar Pérez Sanagustín, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.
Jorge Maldonado, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.

Workshops Chair

Mariela Román, Universidad Panamericana, Guatemala.


Angel Fiallos, ESPOL
Antonio Silva Sprock, Universidad Central de Venezuela
Carlos Alario, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Christopher Cheong, RMIT University
Eduardo Gómez-Sánchez, University of Valladolid
Fernanda Rodríguez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Francisco José García Peñalvo, University of Salamanca
Golberi Ferreira, IFSC
Guillermo Pacheco, Universidad de Cuenca
Gustavo Ramirez-Gonzalez, Universidad del Cauca
Hector R. Amado-Salvatierra, Universidad Galileo
Ioana Andrea Stefan, Advanced Technology Systems
Iria Estévez-Ayres, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Isabel Hilliger, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Jorge Maldonado, Universidad de Cuenca / Pontificia Católica de Chile
Jorge Luis Bermeo Conto, Universidad de Cuenca
Josefina Hernández, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Juan Pablo Carvallo, Universidad del Azuay
Kai Erenli, UAS bfi Vienna
Lorena Siguenza, Universidad de Cuenca
Luis Alejandro Ramírez Donoso, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Mar Pérez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Marco Kalz, Welten-Institute – Research Center for Learning, Teaching and Technology
Mariela Román, Universidad Panamericana
Martin Ebner, University of Graz
Massimo Vitiello, Graz University of Technology
Michael Gaebel, EUA
Miguel Zuñiga, Universitat Politècnica de València
Miguel L. Bote-Lorenzo, Universidad de Valladolid
Mohammad Khalil, Delft University of Technology
Mohammad Al-Smadi, Jordan university of science and Technology
Rocael Hernández, Universidad Galileo
Ronald Antonio Pérez Alvarez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile/Universidad de Costa Rica
Sara García Sastre, Universidad de Valladolid
Simon Walk, Graz University of Technology

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