CCMOOC: Cultivating Change with MOOCs

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THE CCMOOC PROJECT
We explored MOOCs as co-learners and co-researchers in a “local chapter” or “study group” for the fall 2012 “Current/ Future State of Higher Education” MOOC. #CFHE12

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CCMOOC: Cultivating Change with MOOCs

  1. 1. CCMOOCCULTIVATING CHANGE WITHMOOCS
  2. 2. ABRAM ANDERS, ANN HILL DUIN,JOE MOSES, JODI SANDFORT
  3. 3. THE CCMOOCPROJECTWe explored MOOCs as co-learners andco-researchers in a “local chapter” or “studygroup” for the fall 2012 “Current/FutureState of Higher Education” MOOC. Throughthe “Cultivating Change Community”blogging site, we engaged an extendedcommunity of participants with a diversity ofacademic backgrounds, institutional roles,technological skills, and engagement levels(see http://z.umn.edu/ccmooc/)
  4. 4. CCMOOCSTATISTICS10/08/12 – 11/16/12
  5. 5. SUMMARY SITE STATS3,003 Views All-Time400+ Unique Visitors• from 37 US States• and 32 Nations
  6. 6. PARTICIPATION STATS102 total registered participants• 33 participants completed profiles• 15 participants contributed posts• 40+ Posts• 25+ Comments
  7. 7. PARTICIPATION RATIOS
  8. 8. PARTICIPANTPERSPECTIVESInterests and Opportunities• Faculty Development• Interdisciplinary Research• Institutional Innovation• Open Collaboration
  9. 9. CCMOOC ARTICLEPROJECTChallenges of MOOC participation• “low social presence” contexts of MOOC learning• The learning curve of virtual collaboration tools• becoming overwhelmed by information flows and distracted by outside demands (see Kop 2011)
  10. 10. CCMOOC ARTICLEPROJECTWe identify two critical perspectivesessential to theorizing and leadingMOOC inspired collaborative projects:• Networks of Practice (NOPs)• Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)
  11. 11. NETWORKS OFPRACTICEMOOCs constitute communities built onthe power of “weak ties” and are bestdescribed as “networks of practice” or“networks of interest” (Cox 2008).
  12. 12. NETWORKS OFPRACTICELike communities of practice, networks ofpractice can be organized to overcomecommon problems and support commoninfrastructures for success.
  13. 13. PERSONAL LEARNINGNETWORKS• Social and Technical Networks• Self-motivation and Self-directed Learning• Learning through “Making Connections”• Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
  14. 14. MOVING FORWARD• CCMOOC Article Project(s)• Future MOOCs?• Other Applications
  15. 15. REFERENCESCCMOOC Site:http://z.umn.edu/ccmooc/References:https://www.evernote.com/pub/adanders/ccmoocBibliography:http://www.mendeley.com/groups/2495571/ccmooc/papers/

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