Learning with MOOCS 2018

MOOCs for All – A Social and International Approach

26-28 September 2018, Madrid, Spain

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Manuel Castro

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Edmundo Tovar


Papers from LWMOOCS 2018 published in IEEE Xplore: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8515682
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6533-6


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15 Mar 2018Call for Papers (OPEN accepting abstracts)
30 Apr 2018Submission of extended abstracts (1-2 pages)
01 Jun 2018Notification of acceptance
30 Jun 2018- Registration,
- Final Paper (2-4 pages),
- Copyright signature
26–28 Sep 2018Conference LWMOOCs 2018

Find the instructions for submissions here: http://learningwithmoocs2018.org/authorskit.php.


MOOCs for All – A Social and International Approach

The development of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is reaching a level of maturity in the Higher Education area as well as inside the recognition of professional activities, after a few years of experimentation that have served to realize some of the great challenges that foreshadowed its appearance.

In parallel, LWMOOCs, already in its fifth edition, continues to grow, and now, from a different education area, the European one, it intends to contribute with the regional point of view as well as to attract a global participation, following the motto of “MOOCs for all – a social and international approach“.

The discussion continues in trends already detected in recent years as the increase in the need for continuing education to meet new digital professional profiles and the role of MOOCs to support professional development and career advancement, the new opportunities by the sheer volume of data produced by MOOCs to be explored by learning analytics researchers to identify early signals of drop out, among other issues.

But although the offer of MOOCs is growing, it is still not widespread. Only a small part of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offer at least one MOOC although many HEIs that are not offering MOOCs at the moment intend to do so in the future. That is why the theme and guiding focus for LWMOOCs V in internationalization of initiatives to facilitate synergies and focus in joint strategies. One of the reasons lies in that there is little awareness and trust in providing recognition mechanisms of learning through MOOCs.

On the other hand, the growth of digital learning communities has been strongly stimulated with the emergence of educational models associated with MOOCs. These models need to adopt and reintroduce social connections in learning. We call for submissions to LWMOOCs V that build on the main theme of the conference and highlight the strength of the core MOOC research community on international and social issues. But not only: submissions, in general, related to research, practice, and theory related to MOOCs are also welcome.


We call for submissions to LWMOOCV from a diversity of disciplines and topics. In particular, we invite submissions that build on the main theme of the conference and highlight the strength of the core MOOC research community, with the important input from the other related research domains. We invite submissions related to research, practice, and theory related to MOOCs.

Specific topics, though not limited to these, include:

  • Social implications of MOOCs
  • International activities regarding MOOCs and synergies
  • MOOCs used in the workforce
  • Problem-based learning and authentic/contextual learning environment
  • Open content / open licensing and MOOCs
  • Creating and teaching with MOOCs
  • New pedagogical processes with MOOCs, particularly around social and peer pedagogies
  • New and emerging models of instructional design
  • Learning research based on MOOCs
  • Best practices
  • Expanding the learner community with MOOCs
  • Learning analytics and MOOCs
  • Learning sciences and new research models based on digital learning and MOOCs
  • Tools for collaboration, feedback, testing and content delivery
  • Metrics of success for learners and instructors of MOOCs/Evaluation of MOOCs
  • MOOCs and collaborative support
  • Development of multiple pathways for learner
  • Machine learning, AI, and MOOCs



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Conference Registration Includes:

  • Admission to all technical sessions;
  • Coffee and refreshment breaks;
  • Lunches for the 3-day conference (September 26-28th);
  • Conference dinner
  • Invitation from Madrid Convention Bureau of welcome drink and evening reception (September 26th);
  • On-line program book of the program conference and abstracts;
  • On-line access to the conference proceedings;
  • Conference Social Event (September 27th)

Registration fees

IEEE LWMOOCS 2018 Early Bird Fee
until 05 Jul 2018
Standard Fee
until 05 Sep 2018
On-Site Fee
26–28 Sep 2018
Authors1 470 EUR N/A N/A
Authors who work and live in Low-income Countries1, 2 320 EUR N/A N/A
Members of IEEE1
and other supporting organizations (please send a copy of the IEEE ID and show at the registration desk)
420 EUR 600 EUR 700 EUR
Regular Participants 520 EUR 650 EUR 750 EUR
Regular Participants who work and live in Low-income Countries2 420 EUR 550 EUR 650 EUR
IEEE Student Members1
(please send a copy of the IEEE ID, Student ID and a letter from the university confirming student status and show at the registration desk)
320 EUR 450 EUR 550 EUR
Regular Students1
(please send a copy of the Student ID and a letter from the university confirming student status and show at the registration desk)
420 EUR 550 EUR 650 EUR
Accompanying Person
Includes welcome reception and conference dinner.
120 EUR 200 EUR 200 EUR
Conference Dinner
Extra conference dinner ticket.
70 EUR 100 EUR 100 EUR

Registrations without payment are not valid.

1 All authors must register before 05 July 2018 to be included in the conference program (and paid as the final acceptance notification is send). One paper is included in the Authors conference fee, each author registration include the presentation and publication (if presented in the conference) of one paper. No additional papers allowed.

2 For the list of low-income countries see: http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/low-income.


LWMOOCS 2018 will be held at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) and UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), in Madrid, Spain.



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