Online courses like MOOCs introduce challenging new paradigms regarding classical pedagogy, which include all aspects of public education. The worldwide collaborative learning experience not only builds new relationships in the world, but also leads to the emergence of very broad questions on the fate of this digital revolution. These questions have been discussed in a Franco-American perspective, with participants of the two countries coming from the academic world and from the technical and business ones.
This event addressed the issues relative to the impact of new digital technologies on learning and education and was organized in four different themes:
- Learning: How is learning affected by digital environments? How do digital environments help shape learning?
- Technologies: What is the role of technology, considering ways technology affects digital learning environments and ways digital learning environments affect technology?
- Interactions: How do digital learning environments affect participant interactions? In what ways can participant interactions affect community in digital learning environments?
- Certification/Policies: How can we acknowledge/certify learning that takes place in digital environments? How can individual, institutional, and business needs be addressed?
During the panels, a visual note-taker graphically captured the discussion.
This event was free and open to the public upon registration.
Monday, 20 October 2014:
Academic introduction Participants: Yves Epelboin and Richard DeMillo
Break / Setup of the panels
Learning session Participants: Jean Heutte, Franck Pacard and Andy Frazee
Moderator: Rebecca Burnett
Technologies session Participants: Pierre Dubuc, Richard DeMillo, Ralph Ankri and Mark Elliott
Moderator: Yves Epelboin
Interactions session Participants: Wayne Whiteman, Alain Mille and Rebecca Burnett
Moderator: Catherine Mongenet
Small group discussions
Tuesday, 21 October 2014:
Certification/Policies session Participants: Jean-Luc Clément, Catherine Mongenet and Leo Mark
Moderator: Richard DeMillo
Synthesis, Conclusion, Farewell Participants: Franck Pacard, Nelson Baker and W. Michael McCracken
- Georgia Tech, Professional Education
- Georgia Tech, School of Literature, Media and communication
- Georgia Tech, Center for 21st Century Universities
- Georgia Tech, Lorraine
- Embassy of France in Washington
- French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research
- University Pierre and Marie Curie
- University of Lille
- CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research
- Ecole Polytechnique
- Open Classrooms
- Orange Labs
When: October 20-21, 2014
Where: Global Learning Center, Technology Square (84 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308)This France-Atlanta 2014 event was organized by: