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The workshop will explore how video is being used in the new wave of distance learning software packages recently termed Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). We’ve take the liberty of removing the ‘Massive’ part to demonstrate our preference to examine the learning aspect and to question the motives for this optimistic idea of a wide reach.

The workshop will have three contributions, firstly The Hybrid Publishing Consortium who are examining how textual research material can technically be related to video in a set of open source MOOCs, by testing a learning package in five different platforms; Kaltura, P2PU, Matterhorn, Google Course Builder and edX (if it gets released).

In addition Dr Shaun Hides and Jonathan Shaw of Coventry University’s Department of Media will be attending and present their open media courses.

Adding the perspective of small cultural organisations use of video and learning contexts, Caroline Heron from Mute will represent the London based online video project ‘Common Practice Video Network’.

Hybrid Publishing Consortium, Open source MOOC research –  https://hackpad.com/FLOSS-MOOCS-SES90hPn1z1
Coventry University’s Department of Media – http://www.coventry.ac.uk/media

What: Video Vortex 9 – workshop – http://videovortex9.net/ai1ec_event/video-and-open-source-moocs
When: 1. March 2013 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Where: Lüneburg, Germany