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Springer book: Open Education: from OERs to MOOCs

* Publisher:
The book will be published by Springer in 2016 under its Lecture Notes in Educational Technology series (http://www.springer.com/series/11777).

* Introduction
This book will focus on the emerging phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) within the context of open education movement, and review existing policies, guidelines and initiatives to promote the use of ICT in education through the development and use of open educational resources from the international practices, including implementation and licensing issues. The word limit is between 5000 to 7000 words.

* Important Dates 
June 20, 2015 - Abstract received (according to the structure provided by editors)
July 20,  2015 - Feedback on abstract provided
November 20,  2015 - Chapter received (in Springer's author template provided by editors)
January 20, 2016 - Review and feedback on chapters
February 20, 2016 - Final camera-ready chapters received
 
* Description
The focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in recent years has opened up new opportunities to re-think the Open Education movement. At the core of this trend are Open Educational Resources (OERs) which aim to ensure wider access to open licensed available online educational resources for everyone. To promote openness in education and to support the development and availability of OERs, there is a need for national policies and large scale strategic and purposeful initiatives. Nowadays, with the growing interest in free online learning, these initiatives should be repurposed to be inclusive and to promote open access to all available online course content whatever its shape, OERs, OpenCourseWare (OCW) or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). This book will focus on reviewing existing policies, guidelines and initiatives to promote the use of ICT in education through the development and use of open educational resources from the international practices, including implementation and licensing issues. With particular focus on the new trends of MOOC, the book will explore the potential of this emerging paradigm, and its rise and impact on openness in education.

* Guidelines for the Extended Abstract:
Please submit 3-page extended abstract (no more than 1500 words) by June 20th , 2015 at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=openedubook16.
In the extended abstract, please include the following headings in bold. Do not merge or delete or leave any section blank.
- Suggested Title(s): At least one, but preferably two or three alternative titles for your chapter. Prioritize (rank 1-3) according to preference.
- Author(s) Details: Name, Affiliation (Institution/Organisation), Contact details {mailing address (including country), email, phone and fax (if any) numbers}
- Connection with the underlying theme: Connection of your chapter to the underlying theme of the book "Open Education: from OERs to MOOCs".
- Proposed Chapter Organization: Kindly create an outline of the content of your chapter with different headings and subheadings, and a brief description of the content under each heading. Please explain the connection between the different elements (headings and subheadings).
- Contribution of the chapter: New knowledge or information that your chapter will contribute to the underlying theme of the book "Open Education: from OERs to MOOCs".
 
* Editors

- Dr. Mohamed Jemni, Director of ICT at Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO).
- Dr. Kinshuk, NSERC/iCORE/Xerox/Markin Research Chair for Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, Athabasca University, Canada.
- Dr. Koutheair Khribi, Program Manager, ICT Department at Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). 

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With regards,

Kinshuk

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