MOOCs in STEM: Exploring New Educational Technologies

In-person registration starts June 5, 8:00 am - $150/person and $50/SJSU faculty member

NSF-funded conference on STEM education

Conference Dates: June 5-6, 2014

Conference Location: San Jose, CA

The conference will be held in SJSU's Student Union. For directions to SJSU's Student Union please follow the campus map. For San Jose Downtown parking please see the interactive parking map. If you are staying at a hotel in downtown San Jose, you can find walking directions to SJSU by referring to the walking map [PDF].

Walking Map [PDF]

National Science FoundationSan José State University’s (SJSU) College of Engineering is holding a NSF-funded conference on learning and discussing the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other intensive technologies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

MOOCs in STEM: Exploring New Educational Technologies conference will be an opportunity for experts around the world to gather, share their ideas, and to have a discussion on how MOOCs and other technologies should be used to further the education within the STEM fields. This conference will be an opportunity for SJSU and other nationwide faculty to congregate, learn and discuss effective strategies for credit bearing courses.

The conference will also feature guest keynote speaker Yvonne Belanger of the Gates Foundation, as well speakers and presentations from the professional and academic sides of MOOCs.

The overall goal of the conference is to discuss the future of MOOCS and other disruptive educational technologies in STEM higher education. Our secondary goals are to understand the role of MOOCs in modern academia in STEM fields, how to best introduce them into a university setting, and how they may supplement traditional and flipped STEM classrooms. It is supported by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the IEEE Education Society.


The conference will be on the SJSU campus which is located in downtown San Jose CA. There are many hotels in the downtown area within walking distance to SJSU. You can book the hotels at

To be close to campus, you should book a hotel near the convention center which is downtown. 

Some choices include:

The Fairmont San Jose
San Jose Marriott
Hilton San Jose
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
The Sainte Claire
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown


For questions or more information about the conference, please contact: Pat Backer,, 408-924-3214.