Experiences with MOOCs: Challenges and Opportunities

Experiences with MOOCs: Challenges and Opportunities

Seminar given in the Faculty of Business series at Bond University

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Michael Rees

April 05, 2013
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  1. Experiences with MOOCs: Challenges and Opportunities Michael Rees Faculty of

    Business http://michaelrees.tel Talk resources at http://talks.michaeljrees.com
  2. MOOC Context April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 2 • As

    many as 160,000 students across the world Massive • Any person of any age, free Open • 24/7 Internet access Online • High-profile, professional presenters from high-profile institutions Courses
  3. April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 3 In 2008 Dave Cormier

    created the term MOOC His vision: Although it may share in some of the conventions of an ordinary course, such as a predefined timeline and weekly topics for consideration, a MOOC generally carries no fees, no prerequisites other than Internet access and interest, no predefined expectations for participation, and no formal accreditation.
  4. MOOC Types cMOOC, 2008 • Creation, creativity • Autonomy •

    Social networked learning • Knowledge generation xMOOC, 2011 • Short videos • Auto assessed quizzes • Longer tests • Knowledge duplication April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 4
  5. Headlines April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 5 College Is Dead.

    Long Live College! Oct 2012 ANU vice- chancellor issues MOOCs warning Sep 2012 ANU joins MOOCs rush with edX partnership Feb 2013 UQ joins MOOCs movement Sep 2012 Melbourne Uni signs on to Coursera with others expected to follow Sep 2012 Online learning: Campus 2.0 Mar 2013 The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years Nov 2012 An Avalanche is Coming Mar 2013
  6. MOOC providers April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 6

  7. April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 7

  8. Horizon Report 2013 for Higher Ed April 2013 Experience with

    MOOCs 8 Time-to-Adoption: 1 year or less • MOOCs • Tablet Computing Time-to-Adoption: 2 to 3 years • Big Data and Learning Analytics • Game-based Learning Time-to-Adoption: 4 to 5 years • 3D printing • Wearable technology
  9. Top 12 in Australian Higher Ed April 2013 Experience with

    MOOCs 9 Source: The Australian
  10. MOOC Features Heavy reliance on many, short videos Several online

    quizzes per unit, 1 per video at least Weekly activities, exercises, blog posts Peer mentoring via forums, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Google Hangouts, Blackboard Collaborate for live tutes Office hours videos for direct feedback Statement, certificate of completion April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 10
  11. MOOCs Rising April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 11

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  13. April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 13

  14. MOOC Completion Rates April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 14 4

    March 2013 http://www.katyjordan.com/MOOCproject.html
  15. Up skill on TPACK April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 15

  16. Udacity CS253 Web Apps Engineering April 2013 Experience with MOOCs

    16
  17. Interactive coding for assessment April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 17

  18. Homework April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 18 http://mrees-udacity-blog.appspot.com/

  19. Coursera CS101 April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 19

  20. Google MOOC April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 20

  21. Humanities MOOC April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 21

  22. Unfinished MOOCs April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 22 Coursera •Web

    intelligence and big data •Drugs and the brain •Fundamentals of online education •E-learning and digital cultures Udacity •Introduction to Statistics •HTML5 game development xMOOC •Educational technology & media Open University UK •H817 Open education
  23. How to react? April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 23 collaboration

    between elite institutions both for brand positioning and shared development targeted development of MOOCs that relate directly to community needs partial credit towards residential education pedagogical awareness to encourage enrolment within feeder schools
  24. 1 millidegree ≈ 1 contact hour 1 subject ≈ 42

    millidegrees From own experience: MOOC ≈ 15-35 millidegrees So, 40-50 MOOCs equate to one degree! Millidegrees April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 24
  25. Open Badges April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 25

  26. April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 26 Mozilla Open Badge Project

  27. MOOC Platforms April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 27

  28. MOOC Business Model April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 28 To

    survive in a world of OOCs, Australian universities will need to innovate and take risks. On present indications, the future may well belong to freemium universities - a businesss model where they give away their courseware and only charge students for supplementary support services. Jim Barber, VC UNE, Feb 2013  Accredited exams  Moderated discussion groups  Tutorial assistance
  29. MOOC Outlook Industry Acceptance • Lists of acceptable MOOCs •

    In parallel with degrees? Effective Learning • Allow up skilling and career change • Rely on self- discipline • ID assurance Business Case • Can MOOCs be sustainable? • How much would you pay? April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 29
  30. Economic imperative April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 30 From: The

    Avalanche is Coming
  31. Final thought April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 31 Think 4-minute

    lectures!
  32. Reference links April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 32 http://go.mrees.com/bondmoocrefs