EMOOCs 2014 Conference

February 10-12, 2014 in Lausanne (Switzerland)

Call for papers for the Research Track

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other open education concepts innovate learning: Universities are opening up education to online users and making their learning resources freely accessible. This raises many questions, e.g. how to integrate formal and informal learning settings, how to support the masses of students, and how to monitor their learning progress. The research track aims to feed the general debate on MOOCs with scientific data.


We invite researchers who have conducted research relevant for MOOCs or have developed relevant technologies to submit their papers (4 to 8 pages). The submissions should address solid research questions, use appropriate research methods and report data-based results.

Click here to download the guidelines for the submissions.

The full manuscripts will be subject to double-blind review and can be sent through the corresponding track of the conference management tool. See deadlines on the on the instructions and guidelines section. The best papers will be considered for inclusion in the newly launched MOOC-Forum journal. Selected papers will be included in an upcoming book publication on MOOCs edited by the programme chairs.


Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to:

Evaluation of MOOCs

  • Measuring learning success
  • Motivational aspects
  • Affective aspects
  • Drop-out rates
  • Legitimate peripheral participation
  • Privacy issues

Learning Design and Conceptual Issues

  • Cross-cultural MOOCs
  • Cross-disciplinary MOOCs
  • Recommender systems
  • Community building
  • Adaptation, Personnalization
  • Open education beyond MOOCs
  • Creating content for MOOCs
  • Video development with a special focus on MOOCs
  • Observation of the learning process: reflexivity, traces semantics, sharing and reusing learning experience between peers and with tutors

Learning Analytics

  • Use of open badges for certification
  • Formative assessment
  • Educational data mining

Technological Aspects

  • Technological issues regarding MOOC platforms
  • Development of appropriate information systems
  • Usability / HCI for MOOC platforms
  • Mobile technology for MOOCs

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

P.A.U. Education