Leeds MOOC presentation at eMOOC summit 2014


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Leeds MOOC presentation at eMOOC summit 2014

  1. 1. What have we learned from MOOCs? Neil Morris Director of Digital Learning Professor of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change University of Leeds National Teaching Fellow Email: n.p.morris@leeds.ac.uk Twitter: @Lt_tech_he, @unileedsonline Image © University of Leeds
  2. 2. Overview • • • • • • Strategy / vision Governance Digital Learning Team Production Pedagogy Outcomes from first MOOC
  3. 3. The University’s vision for FutureLearn: The online platform provided by Futurelearn will give the University of Leeds the opportunity to make our inspirational, high-quality educational resources available to any individual with access to the Internet. By raising the University’s profile nationally and internationally, it will provide a key recruitment tool; by setting a standard for Leeds Open Educational Resources (OERs), it will enhance blended learning for resident students and drive the development of innovative distance and mixed-delivery programmes.
  4. 4. Promoting online Guidance on OERslearning channels Digital learning channel portfolio Only available to Registered Students Available to all learners Individual Learning Objects Online Courses Learning Objects complementing face-to-face provision (Blended Learning)
  5. 5. SEC3 2014 Engaging Leeds Benefits of external Guidance on OERs digital learning resources Provide additional learning resources for current students Engage new global audiences with accessible content Showcase the University to prospective UG / PG students Provide digital materials for disadvantaged learners
  6. 6. FutureLearn governance
  7. 7. 82% agreed that 70% agreed they would MOOCs offer opportunities for flexible learning recommend MOOCs to their students; 69% agreed that 140 academics would like MOOCs increase access to Higher Education; 57% agreed that face-toface learning in combination with MOOCs was an effective learning model to develop a MOOC in next 12 years 64% agreed that developing a MOOC would enhance their digital literacy skills Staff perspectives on blended learning and MOOCs. N=267 responses, Summer 2013, © University of Leeds)
  8. 8. The Digital Learning Team Hazel Smoczynska; Leanda Johnson; Tom Hinchliffe; Neil Morris; Stephen Livesey; Carol Elston; Ben Pierce
  9. 9. Production Script Plan Record Edit Animate Check Subtitle Check Publish
  10. 10. Pedagogy • • • • • • • Social constructivism xMOOC Participatory / active / reflective Multi-format / accessible content Research-based Tutor- and peer- mentored Digital literacy support
  11. 11. second is is Images © University of Leeds
  12. 12. second is is Images © University of Leeds
  13. 13. Interactive Discussion Forums Students are encouraged to participate in discussion forums to interact with the course content and their fellow students. second is is Images © University of Leeds
  14. 14. Nature and fairness: When worlds collide Key Facts 5,000+ 97% Enrolled learners of learners would recommend the course 10,000+ 90% Total comments of learners rated the course as excellent or very good 24 mins 15 pages Per visit Per visit
  15. 15. Nature and fairness: When worlds collide Key Facts 96% 72% Found structure clear Spent 30 min – 2 hours per visit 94% 72% Found educator engaging Appreciated study skills advice 84% 85% Found level appropriate Appreciated course orientation materials
  16. 16. VIDEO VIDEO Week 2 Activity 1 TEST DISCUSSION QUIZ VIDEO VIDEO Week 1 Activity 1 VIDEO VIDEO QUIZ VIDEO DISCUSSION VIDEO VIDEO DISCUSSION VIDEO VIDEO DISCUSSION VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO Number of unique views Week 1 Introduction Week 2 End of course test Initially engaged participants 50% engaged 48% engaged
  17. 17. Learners from over 100 territories 1. United Kingdom (67%) 2. United States (2%) 3. China (2%) 4. Greece (2%) 5. India (2%) 6. Spain (2%) 7. France (1%) 8. Ireland (1%) 9. Italy (1%) 10. Germany (1%)
  18. 18. Participant demographics N=863
  19. 19. Future learning plans
  20. 20. Nature and fairness: When worlds collide 2013 Professor Lovett, who holds Leeds’ Leadership Chair of Global Challenges, said: “I’m new to online education and the quantity and quality of debate among the participants was really excellent. It was a privilege being in the MOOC with everyone. “It felt like being in a room of friends – the range of opinions was fascinating, and the discussion has been polite and informative.”
  21. 21. Thank you More information: See the Digital Learning Team website: www.digitallearning.leeds.ac.uk SE UR m COrn.co NErelea LI tu ON t fu a EE up FR Sign Sign up to ‘Exploring anatomy: the human abdomen’ http://futurelearn.com Course starts on 10 February 2014 For 3 weeks, 4 hours per week Explore the inner workings of the human abdomen with experienced anatomy lecturer Dr James Pickering http://twitter.com/accessanatomy #FLanatomy Learn about the structure and function of vital organs, and through discussion relate this to common surgical scenarios and current research. Interested in the anatomy of the human body? This course is for you. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/anatomy https://futurelearn.com/courses/when-worlds-collide Morris, N.P. (2014) © University of Leeds 2013. This work (excluding where noted and all logos and MOOC adverts) is made available for reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Unported License.
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