Research Seminar by Carlos ALARIO

LOURIM Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

November 06, 2019

14:00 - 15:30


E139, Michotte Building


In the framework of ARC Project
« MOOCresearch2.0: A mixed-method and multidisciplinary approach to socio-cognitive conflicts in online educational platforms »


Research Seminar by Prof. Carlos ALARIO, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


"MOOCs as Drivers for Hybrid Learning Initiatives"

MOOCs not only represent a great evolution for open education, but also allowed many educational institutions to boost their digital transformation. Prof. Armando Fox coined the term SPOC (Small Private Online Course) in late 2013 to refer to the use of MOOCs as a supplement to classroom instruction. Hybrid models that mix face-to-face and virtual instruction have been adopted by more and more educational institutions since then. The flipped classroom is one of the best-known models, although it presents important problems if students do not do their part at home before going to the classroom. This presentation shares the experience of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a traditional public university in Spain that has committed to an important digital transformation in recent years thanks to MOOCs.


Carlos Alario-Hoyos is Deputy Vice President for Strategy and Digital Education and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Telematics Engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. He received M.S. in Telecommunication Engineering and PhD in Information and Communication Technologies from Universidad of Valladolid, Spain, in 2007 and 2012 respectively. His skills and experience include research and development in MOOCs, social networks, collaborative learning, or evaluation of learning experiences, among others. He has been involved in the design and enactment of MOOCs deployed in MiríadaX, edX and Open edX at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is also subdirector of the UNESCO Chair on “Scalable Digital Education for All” and has led the technical implementation of the Erasmus+ “MOOC-Maker” project.