Massive open online courses (MOOCs) took the world by storm in 2012. Mainstream news sources picked up on the excitement and the commentary on the opportunities that MOOCs presented was wide-reaching. MOOCs are a product of a growing recognition that the way we work, interact, and even learn is changing as digital media reshapes our expectations for communication.
During the EIF dinner debate, good practices, challenges and policy recommendations in relation to the evolving MOOCs landscape were discussed at length. The era of digital technologies and big data presents wider EU policy implications, including the need for uniform data protection rules as well as for competitive ICT infrastructures connecting Europe’s education institutions, industry and entrepreneurs globally. In order to ensure a comprehensive discussion on the Digital Transformation of Education, the EIF dinner brought together perspectives from a variety of stakeholders, including policy and decision makers, as well as representatives from Higher Education, industry and the publishing sector.