El 1 y 2 de noviembre de 2018 se celebra la conferencia «ECEL 17th European Conference on e-Learning», en la University of West Attica, Athens, Greece.
Carlos Delgado Kloos, director de la Cátedra UNESCO, participa en la conferencia como orador principal con la ponencia titulada «Education is too Important to still Teach like we’re in the Middle Ages».
Education is key to prosperity and welfare; however, we are not exploiting the full power of the tools available. Where other industries have embraced the most recent technologies and changed dramatically, education is somewhat stuck in the past. The MOOC movement has given an attention call of what is possible marrying technology and education. However, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses) are not the end, but the beginning of a route to redefining education by changing all possible parameters. It is time to get rid of prejudices and established structures and advance towards a more efficient and meaningful education with the help of technology.