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Participation in Bett 2016



On January 2016, Laia Albó  from TIDE participated in BETT (British Educational Training and Technology Show) presenting "MOOC videos in blended learning practices". Bett was created in 1985 to showcase the applications of information technology in education, the has progressively become one of the most important edtech exhibitions by its scale. It has gathered 35,000 educators and professionals from the sector in ExCeL, London. You can access to the slides of her presentation here:


Summary of the presentation

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCSs) are playing an important role in university strategy discussions since they offer new learning opportunities and can change teaching practices. Despite the overall impact of these courses in the higher education system is still unknown, there is an emerging teaching practice that considers the use of MOOC content and activities as part of formal learning courses in face-to-face universities. These practices convey diverse types of hybrid methodological combinations. These emerging scenarios are worth exploring to understand the potential and challenges of the phenomena. To contribute to this understanding, in this talk I will present our research about the use of MOOC resources (basically videos) in blended learning practices in the higher education sector.

Related research publications:

Albó, L., Hernández-Leo, D., Barcelo, J., & Sanabria-Russo, L. (2016). Video-based learning in higher education: The flipped or the hands-on classroom? European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning, 19(2).


Laia Albo on the use of MOOC videos within universities’ blended learning practices.



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