Mass open innovation in pedagogy: A UK perspective

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Presented by Richard Everitt, British Council USA education director, at "Beyond Frontiers," a half-day seminar hosted by the French Embassy, Association of American Universities, and British Council USA.

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Mass open innovation in pedagogy: A UK perspective

  1. 1. EDUCATION Beyond Frontiers – AAUINTELLIGENCE 25 February 2013 Mass open innovation in pedagogy A UK Perspective in 5 mins© 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  2. 2. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE UK off shore provision 2010/11 - modes of teaching 2% 17%vv 23% 58% Studying overseas for UK HEI award at overseas campus Studying overseas for UK HEI award other than at an overseas campus Distance, flexible and distributed learning for UK HEI award where the location of the student is known to be overseas Registered at overseas partner organisation © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  3. 3. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE FutureLearn Launched Dec 2012 Open University led (1969 – now 250k students) British Library and 17 Universitiesvv First UK-led, multi institutional platform for MOOC’s Private Company owned by OU India with PM last week © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  4. 4. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE Open University 2012 report - Innovating Pedagogy 1. New pedagogy for e–books (High Impact 0-2yrs) 2. Publisher led short courses (Medium 0-2yrs) 3. Assessment for learning (High 2-5 yrs) 4. Badges for accredited learning (High 2-5yrs)vv 5. MOOC’s (Medium 2-5 yrs) 6. Rebirth of academic publishing (Medium/High 2-4yrs) 7. Seamless learning (Medium/High 2-4yrs) 8. Leaning analytics (Medium/High 2-4yrs) 9. Personal inquiry learning (Medium 2-4yrs) 10. Rhizomatic (informal) learning (Unsure – could be High 4yrs +) Issues: Accreditation of outputs and financial sustainability © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  5. 5. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE “These innovations are not independent, but fit together into a new and disruptive formvv of education that transcends boundaries” © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  6. 6. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE University of Edinburgh Of 16 who were in early Coursera Group (now 60+) 6 courses – 5-7 weeks long, Intro to Philosophy to Equine Nutritionvv For: 1. Reputation – an early adopter of educ technology 2. Exploration – of new pedagogical space 3. Reach – more widely 4. Share – experiences with peer Universities 5. Fun! © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  7. 7. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE The future….here to stay or flash in the pan Variety of MOOCs * Research Intensive * MOOC’s Flex for Criteria * Enrollments/ ** MOOC Credit for MOOC’s * $$ per MOOC ***vv Use for Marketing ** Hype *** Other U’s, colleges ** MOOC Platforms *** Routes to Entry *** Number of them ***** © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  8. 8. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE University of Edinburgh Should you enter this space? Know why in or not: Free to take but not to provide - and publicity is everything for reaching Massive!vv Offer MOOCs – part of curriculum, entry route, general marketing, profile, income, R&D etc Use others’ MOOCs – part of curriculum, high reputation courses, internal economies, overcome lack of capacity/capability, tasters, profile etc © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  9. 9. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE 1. Professionals more aware of MOOCs Are you familiar with the free online courses being offered by universities such as Harvard, MIT and University of California, Berkeley? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60%vv 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Professionals Students I dont know No Yes © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  10. 10. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE 2…and more likely to take one Would you ever consider taking such a free online course? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60%vv 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Professionals Students I dont know No Yes © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  11. 11. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE 3. Both want to up-skill, for students it’s brand! Why do you think people would consider taking a free online course? I want to sharpen my skills in that area I want to gain the prestige associated with that Universityvv I want to develop a professional network at home and/or overseas I want better opportunities regarding employment Other 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Students Professionals © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  12. 12. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE 4. Marketing is key Why do you think people would not consider taking such a free online course? This type of courses does not give a formal qualification that is recognised They do not have the time to commit to a course of this kind They do not believe they are a worthwhile undertakingvv They are not aware of these online courses No courses offered are relevant to their study/ work This type of course does not give any credit towards a degree Other, please specify 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Students Professionals © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  13. 13. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE 5. Professionals open to a range of courses Would you only consider taking a free online course that is related to your own field of study- work? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60%vv 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Employed Students No Yes I dont know © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  14. 14. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE 6. Students really love qualifications! Would you only pursue a free online course if you gained a qualification for that course? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60%vv 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Employed Students I dont know No Yes © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission
  15. 15. EDUCATION INTELLIGENCE UK taking seriously and investing cautiously • Value of ‘campus experience’ and soft skill development key for employers • 2007 – 2012 180,000 students ‘I want the experience of living overseas’. • Two clearly distinct audiences – Students, Life Long Learners, CPDvv • MOOCs have opened a door previously shut – mind set • The game has already changed • Role of English language or language ability is key FIN! © 2011 British Council. All rights reserved. This document may not be amended, copied or distributed without express written permission

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