AAUP 2013: OA Textbooks and MOOCs (M. Pullano)


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AAUP 2013: OA Textbooks and MOOCs (M. Pullano)

  1. 1. “First, MOOCs are not the problem, but I do believe that what higher education does with them could be. Second, not only are MOOCs a lightning rod about everything from the price of college education to relations between faculty and administration, they are also a moving target. They may already or will come to mean different things for different institutions and constituencies: faculty, staff and students. Hence so many reactions, so many ideas, so many misunderstandings.” — Tracy Mitrano, Director of IT Policy and the Institute for Computer Policy and Law at Cornell University, in the Inside Higher Ed blog Law, Policy – and IT
  2. 2. * *Free and conducted at scale *Rigorous *Grading automated or by peer *Available in multiple languages *Funded by host universities and venture capital *Next-generation textbooks
  3. 3. * *World-class instruction, free to all *Opportunity for purveyors of knowledge *Instant feedback improves pedagogy *A rising tide lifts all boats
  4. 4. * *10% completion rate *Potential loss of faculty jobs and academic freedom *Dwindling institutions and fields available
  5. 5. * *Founded early 2012 by Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng *For-profit *Currently 83 university partners worldwide *Largest MOOC provider with 375 courses and 3.8 million learners *ACE approved 5 courses for college credit
  6. 6. * *Founded May 2012 and governed jointly by MIT and Harvard *Non-profit *Currently 27 institutions worldwide in the xConsortium *More than half a million learners *edX platform available as open source code
  7. 7. * *Founded February 2012 by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky *For-profit *Works with individual professors, not institutions *Nearly half a million learners
  8. 8. * *Announced in May *10 state university systems and flagship universities *MOOC content used by faculty voluntarily *Departure from Coursera’s pledge to partner with elite institutions
  9. 9. * *SUNY *Tennessee Board of Regents *University of Tennessee System *University of Colorado System *University of Houston System *University of Kentucky *University of Nebraska System *University of New Mexico System *University System of Georgia *West Virginia University
  10. 10. * *Announced in May *$7,000 online master’s degree, 10,000 new students *Revenue: 40% Udacity, 60% Georgia Tech, AT&T subsidizes *4 enrollment tracks
  11. 11. * *Daphne Koller as author, instructor, Coursera co-founder *3 offerings: Spring & Fall 2012, Spring 2013 *20% discount to students *Course based on book, book not required
  12. 12. * *John Guttag as author and instructor *3 offerings: Fall 2012, January & Spring 2013 *30% discount to students *Self-published, recommended, required *OA, paperback, e-book *MassBay and Bunker Hill Community College partnerships
  13. 13. * *Authors and instructors are not the same individuals *1 offering: Spring 2013 *paperback
  14. 14. * The Chronicle of Higher Ed Prof. Hacker blog, 11/6/12, Doug Fisher guest post http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/warming-up-to-moocs/44022 * Computing Community Consortium Multidisciplinary Research for Online Education Workshop http://www.cra.org/ccc/visioning/visioning-activities/online-education/286-multidisciplinary- research-for-online-education-workshop * MIT Communications Forum MOOCs and the Emerging Digital Classroom, 3/21/13, http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/forums/moocs.html * Laptop U, The New Yorker, 5/20/13, by Nathan Heller http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/05/20/130520fa_fact_heller * MOOCs of Hazard, New Republic, 3/31/13, by Andrew Delbanco http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112731/moocs-will-online-education-ruin-university- experience# * The Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/ * Inside Higher Ed http://www.insidehighered.com/