International Forum of Open and Online Education

International Forum of Open and Online Education

2nd and 3rd of October – University of Ottawa FSS4007


Since the 1970s, technology has been involved in streamlining the entire society and the university's education system. In fact, distance engineering has developed a mass education accessible to all. Moreover, engineering processes have helped reduce costs and standardize quality by streamlining the training process. Computers and networks have democratized learning in universities. Educational resources are always more accessible and open to all communities. However, new issues arose, which are related to the semantic of big data produced during the interactions in these training systems and instructional challenges. This conference will attempt to address these issues, particularly for the francophone context, by presenting an overview of the research and practices in the field to ultimately participate in the development and technological transformation of higher education.

Thursday October 2, 2014


Accueil des participants

Samantha EARP, Executive Director, HarvardX, Harvard University, Boston, États-Unis, HarvardX in open and online education

David PORTER, Former Executive Director at BCcampus, Project Manager for the Task Force on Flexible Education, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique, Canada, Harnessing the resonant value in open and collaborative practices: emergent pathways for learning and teaching

Bakary DIALLO, Recteur, Université virtuelle africaine, Nairobi, Kenya, L’impact des ressources ouvertes et des MOOCs sur les universités virtuelles : Le Cas de l’Université Virtuelle Africaine

Julia COLYAR, Senior Policy Analyst, Council of Ontario Universities, Canada, The Ontario Online Initiative: Transformation through Collaborative Practice

Catherine MONGENET, Chargée de mission « France Université Numérique », Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, Professeur à l’Université de Strasbourg, France, France Université Numérique : une initiative nationale pour accompagner la transformation de l'enseignement supérieur

Round Table

Friday October 3, 2014


Richard LARSON, Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems Massachusetts, Institute of Technology, Cambridge, États-Unis, MIT's BLOSSOMS: Vetted Crowd Sourcing for Creating Engaging High School STEM Lessons

Nicolas BALACHEFF, Directeur de recherche émérite, CNRS, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France,L’effet MOOC, ou comment le fruit du hasard pourrait devenir un standard

Gilbert PAQUETTE, Directeur de la Chaire de recherche CICÉ, Centre de recherche en Informative Cognitive et Environnements de Formation (LICEF), Télé-Université, Montréal, Cours en ligne ouverts et massifs (CLOM): modèles pédagogiques et personnalisation des apprentissages

Rory MCGREAL, UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning/International Council for Open and Distance Learning in Open Educational Resources, Professor, Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada, Why Open Educational Resources: A Canadian perspective

France HENRI, Professeur honoraire, Centre de recherche LICEF, Télé-université du Québec, Montréal, Bernadette CHARLIER, Professeur, Département des sciences de l'éducation, Université de Fribourg, Suisse MOOCs et Environnement Personnels d'Apprentissage : pour quels apprentissages et quels apprenants