Proceedings of the 12th Central and Eastern European Software Engineering Conference in Russia
Organized since 2005, CEE-SECR is the key annual software event in Central and Eastern Europe. It is regularly attended by 800 participants from the local industry. Thanks to online and media coverage the total reach is over 1 million people from CEE region. The conference was initially positioned as a Russian event; however, it attracted speakers and attendees from many other countries, so since 2009 the conference is repositioned as a CEE event. The conference Program committee produces a high quality program. The list of keynote speakers from previous conferences includes Bjarne Stroustrup, Ivar Jacobson, Jeff Sutherland, Bertrand Meyer, Michael Wong, Dino Esposito, Richard Mark Soley, Ilya Segalovich, Chris Lattner, Natalya Kaspersky, Grady Booch, Erich Gamma, Michael Cusumano, Larry Constantine, Lars Bak, Michael Fagan, Rick Kazman, Yuri Gurevich, Steve Masters, Mark Paulk and other software thought leaders as well as VP-s and Technical Fellows of major high-tech corporations.
This paper summarizes the progress of the online education for the recent 15 years. The trends detected include multi-source courseware, massive education, intensive analytics, professional marketing and high portability, to name a few. Since our experience in the online education is over a decade, it makes sense to analyze how the technological progress and market pace changed the appearance and lifecycle of the online courses. We analyze the key factors that influence the learning process, make early conclusions and discuss perspectives of the rapidly emerging massive online courses.