Track 1. Technologies
for Open Learning
and Education

Track Program Chairs


Track description and topics of interest

Open education and learning is a key issue for all levels of the education system and combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technologies. Currently, Open Access, Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses are not anymore only initiatives, they are turning into mainstream policies and practices. Key research challenges for open learning and education involves the open access to practices, tools, services and new technologies in a more effective, collaborative and interchangeable manner.

The main objective of i-OPENLearn Track is to unite researchers, practitioners and policy makers to share their research results and to debate about the future direction of Technologies for Open Learning and Education.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Open Educational Resources and Practices
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Technologies, Services and Architectures for Open Access to Education and Learning
  • Open Learning Methodologies, Practices and Platforms
  • Open Linked Data for Education and Learning
  • Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs and other openness initiatives
  • MOOCs and Big Data
  • Open Flipped Classrooms: Pedagogical Design, Policies, Practices
  • Interaction Design in Open Education and Learning
  • Strategies and Policies for Open Access in Education and Training
  • Cultural issues and social innovation related to openness in education and learning
  • Open Accreditation and Open Badges
  • Open Virtual Mobilities

Track Program Committee

Diana ANDONE, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Carmen HOLOTESCU, Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Romania
Jiyou JIA, Peking University, China
Sean Wolfgand MATSUI SIQUEIRA, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vincent Wai-Leuk TAM, University of Hong Kong, China
Ilona BUCHEM, Beuth University of Applied Science, Germany
Pasquina CAMPANELLA, University of Bari, Italy
Ciprian-Bogdan CHIRILA, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Tadeu CLASSE, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Estela DAUKŠIENĖ, Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas, Lithuania
Mark FRYDENBERG, Bentley University, USA
Gabriela GROSSECK, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Daina GUDONIENE, Kaunas Technical University, Lithuania
Mohamed Koutheaïr KHRIBI, LaTICE, Tunis University, Tunisia
Sandra KUCINA, Zagreb University, Croatia
Vlad MIHAESCU, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Muguras MOCOFAN, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Antonela NAJI, “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad, Romania
Edmar OLIVEIRA, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Bogdan ORZA, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Ebba OSSIANNILSSON, Swedish Association for Distance Education, Sweden
Ranilson PAIVA, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
Margarita TERESEVICIENE, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Andrei TERNAUCIUC, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Radu VASIU, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Silviu VERT, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania