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MCHE Open Forum 2013 - Delivering MOOCs

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  • 1. Delivering MOOCs The R(D)SVS Experience Massive Open On-line Courses
  • 2. Edinburgh Experience • Signed contract with Coursera in 2011-12 • Provide the VLE • Variable duration (Usually 5 to 10 weeks) • Must provide course 3 times over 3 yrs • Based on: Building Connections; Collaborations; Sharing resources • New ideas, new resourcing, unknown gain
  • 3. Delivering MOOCs • Designed for flexibility: Time Location Completion Entry requirements Assessment • Quick turnaround time after sign up • Availability of convertible material, influenced subject choice
  • 4. • Led by Dr Jo-Anne Murray assisted by Jayne Roberts, Anne Stevenson, Joan Kulifay • Discussion forum formed with over 24, 500 participants • Course activity: - 19,000 active students (76 %) - 5,600 active until the end (30 %) - Over 98,000 quiz submissions (10 wks) MOOC in Equine Nutrition
  • 5. Equine Nutrition • Over 5 weeks of recorded lectures, tutorials and quizzes • Lots of teaching assessment resource required (majority automatic multiple choice) • Lots of on-line support to monitor boards, availability for discussions. Availability at 1am and sundays! • Needs interaction to retain the students!
  • 6. Survey Throughout MOOC • Surveyed participants on: - Overall MOOC experience - Expectations of the course - Engagement with the course - Suitability of learning materials - Interactions on the course • 4076 respondents to the detailed survey
  • 7. Survey response • 92 % had not taken a MOOC before • 12000 (of 24500) had a first degree Of 4076 detailed responses: • 50% would consider studying for an on- line course in similar topic. • 84 % would take another MOOC • 98% were satisfied with course content and delivery – overall well received
  • 8. Tutor’s Experience • Time consuming & Difficult to step back • Different type of student • Raised profile of equine PG course • Raised tutor profile • Widened participation • Knowledge dissemination – 2 papers in equine nutrition from survey work • Fun - honestly!
  • 9. MOOCs –lessons learnt • More time for tech. teething problems • Availability of staff to deal with majority of queries and questions at the early hours of the morning • Etiquette – need to be clearer from beginning • Needs more thought on management of discussion boards • Weekly assessment and feedback essential to maintain interaction
  • 10. MOOCs future in School? • Follow up questionnaires • Follow up marketing on related on-line courses and Masters programmes • Useful for preparatory courses for undergraduate? • Exploring further topics which leads onto on-line courses • Sustainability of course demand unclear
  • 11. Thanks to MOOC team • Equine MOOC team - Jayne, Anne & Joan Amy Woodgate Lucy Kendra Louise Connelly Jeff Haywood Principal • Good Luck for next round in Oct 2013!