MOOC+: Engaging the public in virtual panel discussions

Steve Welch, Mary Lou Forward, Mark Surman

IEEE, Open Education Consortium, Mozilla Foundation

What if we combined the best OER with the interactivity of cMOOCs, with the scale of xMOOCs, with the excitement of an amazing panel discussion of thought leaders, and allowed everyone to participate?  IEEE, the Open Education Consortium and the Mozilla Foundation are exploring the possibility of doing just this, focused on topics of broad interest like Privacy and the Internet of Things, Living in a Smart City, and The Open Web. Come and find out more about our thinking so far and how you can help shape this idea.  We welcome your feedback, your ideas for topics and features, and how your OER, MOOCs and other open activities can be featured.