7 Experiments in Designing a Mildly Massive Open Online Course

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7 Experiments in Designing a Mildly Massive Open Online Course

  1. 1. 7 Experiments in Designing a Mildly Massive Open Online Course on How to Cheat in an Online Course Dr. Bernard Bull @bdean1000 www.etale.org
  2. 2. Digital Citizenship Digital Citizenship “University as Digital Citizen” 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Increase attention to academic honesty issues. Equip to mitigate against academic cheating. Add depth to the current discussion. Challenge existing beliefs and myths. Promote a design approach to academic honesty. Experiment and play with the affordances of open learning.
  3. 3. 1 Collective Collective Knowledge Knowledge 2 Private & Public Private & Public limited enrollment of cheating stories 500 / 1000 3 4 5 6 Live Events Live Events Plan for SelfPlan for SelfBlending Blending Pre-established, Pre-established, but Emerging but Emerging Schedule Schedule Digital Badges Digital Badges 8 scheduled Google on Air time slots “co-learner” language weekly driving question & objectives earned for contributing to the community buffet instead of prepared meal weekly suggested readings & resources credly.com cheat, confess & prevent private threaded discussions mix of myself, guest scholars, participants, & vendors cheating confessional public weekly content & live events recorded and shared via YouTube alignment of driving question, content, activities weekly challenges, missions & events 100 or more contribution points in a week collective cheating lexicon Twitter stream #cheatmooc Q&A multiple paths to answering the driving question revisions and additions based on participant input each badge represented a role for the week design plans to promote academic honesty some collective resources were public informal, conversational events shaped by “Surprise” badge for incorporated learner participant requests, exemplary comments, & contributions contributions interests
  4. 4. 1. Collective Knowledge 1. Collective Knowledge cheating stories cheat, confess & prevent cheating confessional collective cheating lexicon design plans to promote academic honesty
  5. 5. 2. Private & Public 2. Private & Public limited enrollment of 500 / 1000 private threaded discussions public weekly content & live events Twitter stream #cheatmooc some collective resources were public
  6. 6. 3. Live Events 3. Live Events 8 scheduled Google on Air time slots self, guest scholars, participants, & vendors Proctor U recorded and shared via YouTube Q&A Software Secure Dr. James Lang Dr. Tricia Bertram Galant Dr. Teddy Fishman informal, conversational
  7. 7. 4. Plan for Self-Blending 4. Plan for Self-Blending “co-learner” language buffet instead of prepared meal alignment of driving question, content, activities multiple paths to answering the driving question incorporated learner contributions Week 2 - Understanding Cheating in Online Learning Environments (May 13 - 19) Mission 2.1 - Unsuccessful Cheating Stories Across Delivery Systems (50 experience points) Activity 2.1 - Cheating: Face-to-Face vs Online Comparison (50 experience points) Activity 2.2 - Building a Cheating Lexicon (0 experience points) Event 2.1 - Connect with Others on Twitter using the Hash Tag - #cheatmooc (0 experience points) Event 2.2 -Blog About the Topics for this Week (0 experience points)
  8. 8. 5. Pre-established but Emerging 5. Pre-established but Emerging Schedule Schedule weekly driving question & objectives weekly suggested readings & resources weekly challenges, missions & events revisions and additions based on participant input shaped by requests, comments, & interests
  9. 9. 6. Digital Badges 6. Digital Badges earned for contributing to the community credly.com 100 or more contribution points in a week each badge represented a role for the week “Surprise” badge for exemplary contributions
  10. 10. 7. The Digital Citizenship Experiment 7. The Digital Citizenship Experiment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Increase attention to academic honesty issues. Equip to mitigate against academic cheating. Add depth to the current discussion. Challenge existing beliefs and myths. Promote a design approach to academic honesty. Experiment and play with the affordances of open learning.
  11. 11. 7 Experiments in Designing a Mildly Massive Open Online Course on How to Cheat in an Online Course Dr. Bernard Bull @bdean1000 www.etale.org

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