October 11-12, 2018

The programme of the event has tracks in Spanish and English.









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

  • Gamification
  • Storytelling
  • Flipped classroom
  • Big data/ smart data
  • Machine learning
  • Accessibility – inclusion
  • LMS-CMS and digital content
  • Pedagogical issues
  • Clour services and resources
  • Innovation
  • Instructional Design for MOOCs
  • Reuse 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 – August 27 2018
  • Work in Progress papers – August 27, 2018
  • Posters – August 27, 2018
  • Workshops proposals – August 27, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance – August 27, 2018
  • Camera-ready submission – September 7, 2018
  • Conference dates: October 11-12, 2018
  • 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$180 – COP $540.000)
Early Bird Rate (before September 7) (US$150 – COP $450.000)

This ticket gives access to all sessions, workshops, meals and paper publication for authors.


English and Spanish


Hotel TRYP Medellín, Calle 50 (Calle Colombia) # 70 – 124 Medellín, Colombia (Visit venue website)

Conference Chairs

Teresa Luna Ramírez, Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte, Colombia.
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

Mariela Román, Universidad Panamericana, Guatemala.

Workshops Chair

Gustavo Ramirez-Gonzalez, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia

Alejandra Meléndez, Universidad Panamericana
Álvaro Rendón, Universidad del Cauca
Angel Fiallos, ESPOL
Antonio Silva Sprock, Universidad Central de Venezuela
Antonio Moreira Teixeira, Universidade Aberta
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology
Christopher Cheong, RMIT University
Eduardo Gómez-Sánchez, Universidad de Valladolid
Francisco José García Peñalvo, Universidad de 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
John Fredy Mira, Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte
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-Sanagustín, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Mariela Román, Universidad Panamericana
Mario Solarte, Universidad del Cauca
Martin Ebner, University of Graz
Massimo Vitiello, Graz University of Technology
Michael Gaebel, EUA
Miguel Morales, Universidad Galileo
Miguel Zuñiga, Universitat Politècnica de València
Miguel L. Bote-Lorenzo, Universidad de Valladolid
Mohammad Khalil, Delft University of Technology
Óscar Jerez, Universidad de Chile
Pedro José Muñoz Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Raquel Crespo García, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Rocael Hernández, Universidad Galileo
Ronald Antonio Pérez Alvarez, Universidad de Costa Rica / Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Sara García Sastre, Universidad de Valladolid
Simon Walk, Graz University of Technology
Teresa Luna Ramírez, Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte

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