Today there is a fast increase in numbers of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), open data and educational content (Open Educational Resources (OERs)) on the Internet and the process is getting even faster with emerging technologies: mobile, virtual and augmented reality etc. More and more educational programs depend on Internet resources. And online education services now are major approaches for empowerment people. Access to such a large and unregulated body of information, as exists on the Internet, suggests a need for content quality ranking and critical evaluation of related educational Internet resources as the information there might be both not relevant, not up to date and not scientific. Relevance of the educational content with labour markets is also important and it should be taken into consideration within ranking of the content. Thus, there should be basic principles of quality ranking of education services, and especially educational content discussed during the IGF with representatives of different stakeholders groups. This topic is an emerging issue and is connected to the emerging issues sub-theme of the IGF 2016 together with main topic of the IGF 2016.
This workshop will be a continuation of 3 workshops from previous IGFs: “Empowering displaced people and migrants through online services” (IGF 2013), “Empowerment displaced people through online educational services” (IGF 2014) and “OERs and empowerment through quality online content” which was held in 2015 at the IGF and was of a high interest by different stakeholders.
Speakers provisionally confirmed: