Impact of our MOOCs on student learning - University of Leeds

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Slides from a talk at Inside Government event on MOOCs (http://www.insidegovernment.co.uk/event-details/moocs/325/#agenda)

Slides from a talk at Inside Government event on MOOCs (http://www.insidegovernment.co.uk/event-details/moocs/325/#agenda)

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  • 1. Neil Morris Director of Digital Learning Professor of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change University of Leeds National Teaching Fellow Image © University of Leeds Email: n.p.morris@leeds.ac.uk Twitter: @neilmorrisleeds, @unileedsonline Using Futurelearn to establish a MOOC portfolio
  • 2. Digital strategy for Student Education Blended Learning Strategy Policy on Audio and Video Recordings for Educational Purposes MOOC vision and strategy Open Educational Resources policy University strategies for Digital Learning
  • 3. Digital learning channel portfolio Only available to Registered Students Available to all learners Online Courses Individual Learning Objects Learning Objects complementing face-to-face provision (Blended Learning)
  • 4. Staff perspectives on blended learning and MOOCs. N=267 responses, Summer 2013, © University of Leeds) 82% agreed that MOOCs offer opportunities for flexible learning 69% agreed that MOOCs increase access to Higher Education 140 academics would like to develop a MOOC in next 1- 2 years 64% agreed that developing a MOOC would enhance their digital literacy skills 57% agreed that face-to- face learning in combination with MOOCs was an effective learning model 70% agreed they would recommend MOOCs to their students
  • 5. Social constructivist Participatory Active learning Research- based Teacher- and participant- focused Digital literacy support Multi-format content Accessible content Social Our MOOC pedagogy
  • 6. FREE ONLINE COURSE Sign up at futurelearn.com https://futurelearn.com/courses/when-worlds-collide Sign up to ‘Exploring anatomy: the human abdomen’ http://futurelearn.com Coursestartson 10 February2014 For 3 weeks, 4 hoursper 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 SEC3 2014 Engaging Leeds Guidance on OERsMOOC portfolio Delivered: Confirmed for 2014:
  • 7. second is is Images © University of Leeds
  • 8. second is is Students are encouraged to participate in discussion forums to interact with the course content and their fellow students. Interactive Discussion Forums Images © University of Leeds
  • 9. 12% engaged with peer assessment exercise Average of 269 words submitted for assignment 1.5 reviews per assignment submitted 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 Numberofparticipants Videos watched No assignment Assignment completed Active, social learners most likely to do peer learning activities
  • 10. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 %QUIZSCORE NUMBER OF VIDEOS WATCHED WWC1 WWC2 © Dolgova, E. (2014)
  • 11. FREE ONLINE COURSE Sign up at futurelearn.com https://futurelearn.com/courses/when-worlds-collide Sign up to ‘Exploring anatomy: the human abdomen’ http://futurelearn.com Coursestartson 10 February2014 For 3 weeks, 4 hoursper 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
  • 12. 57% not done an online course before 22% 18-25 years old (largest group) 73% female 25% in full time education 50% in health and social care sector 40% degree, 33% high school
  • 13. FREE ONLINE COURSE Sign up at futurelearn.com https://futurelearn.com/courses/when-worlds-collide Sign up to ‘Exploring anatomy: the human abdomen’ http://futurelearn.com Coursestartson 10 February2014 For 3 weeks, 4 hoursper 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
  • 14. Key MOOC metrics When Worlds Collide: Fairness and Nature Exploring Anatomy: the human abdomen An introduction to physical actor training Overall experience 90% 97% 93% Recommend to a friend 97% 98% 100% Enrolments 5,544 8,573 3,447 Fully participating learners 28% 16% 11% Social learners 37% 21% 35% Gender Female (59%) Male 40%) Female (73%) Male (27%) Female (71%) Male (29%) Age group 26-35 (24%) 18-25 (17%) 56-65 (17%) 18-25 (22%) 46-55 (17%) 26-35 (17%) 26-35 (26%) 46-55 (19%) 18-25 (18%) Country of residence UK (67%) China (2%) India (2%) UK (75%) USA (4%) India (2%) UK (46%) USA (10%) Australia (5%) Taken an online course before? Yes (40%) No (60%) Yes (42%) No (57%) Yes (47%) No (53%)
  • 15. Post course survey data for first three MOOCs (n= When Worlds Collide: Fairness and Nature (n=241); Exploring Anatomy: the human abdomen (n=424); Introduction to Physical Actor Training (n=83); Photo: Kabsik Park under a CC licence (flickr) 90-97% satisfied with video as a learning tool 37-53% satisfied with discussion as a learning tool 48-65% thought course length was appropriate 72%spend between 30 mins and 2 hours online per visit. 78-84% thought level of course was appropriate 77-81% thought the study time needed for the course was appropriate MOOC participants views on courses 86-92% satisfied with quizzes as a learning tool 94-99% thought the educator was engaging
  • 16. Participant qualifications
  • 17. Private Non-credit bearing Open AccreditedFree to learner (cost to HEI) Paid by learner Paid by employer When Worlds Collide Exploring Anatomy Actor Training Starting a business Innovation Online courses / training for business Accredited Continuing Professional Development courses Hybrid courses Blended learning courses
  • 18. Thank you 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. More information: See the Digital Learning Team website: www.digitallearning.leeds.ac.uk