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"Open Learning Through a MOOC's Lens" presented at CIT May 2013

"Open Learning Through a MOOC's Lens" presented at CIT May 2013

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  • HP catalyst Academy- it's teachers (K-12) around the world who need easily accessible resources for their professional learning (in small chunks- each chunk should take about 12 hours to complete.)  They will get badges and will become part of the Academy community, including a profile page.
  • Building on our work together in International Program development and delivery as well as my work in Creativity and Change Leadership at SUNY/Buffalo State, started designing our first MOOC in Spring of 2011. We had both experienced several of the CMOOCswDownes, Cormier and Siemens. Worked with Retsam for tech learning and support and at end of 1st offering, Catherine Bliss analyzed the interaction within the course …
  • Thirteen credit seeking participants, one of whom was a grad student; 350+ total registrations in first offering Fall 2011. Approx 15% active, all registered participants completed; a number of not for credit completed and some are still active today.Learning contract of expectations for credit seekers; constantly updating, adding new presentations .. One 3 weeks from Mexico also using cMOOC theory in her teaching … all sessions are recorded and available now in the “course”
  • Thirteen credit seeking participants, one of whom was a grad student; 350+ total registrations in first offering Fall 2011. Approx 15% active, all registered participants completed; a number of not for credit completed and some are still active today.Learning contract of expectations for credit seekers; constantly updating, adding new presentations .. One 3 weeks from Mexico also using cMOOC theory in her teaching … all sessions are recorded and available now in the “course”
  • Thirteen credit seeking participants, one of whom was a grad student; 350+ total registrations in first offering Fall 2011. Approx 15% active, all registered participants completed; a number of not for credit completed and some are still active today.Learning contract of expectations for credit seekers; constantly updating, adding new presentations .. One 3 weeks from Mexico also using cMOOC theory in her teaching … all sessions are recorded and available now in the “course”
  • Animation of interactions and activity over 13 weeks of Fall 2011 … Catherine Bliss using Gephi software
  • Spring of 2012 started work on second MOOC … not for credit and as an adjunct to another open resource course, A Mathemtical Journey that also uses Khan Academy videos. Wanted to attract non math lovers as well as math afficionados
  • Read this 4 weeks ago in the NYTimes … part of a larger discussion you might wish to read. Interesting approach to the disruptive world of MOOCs in HE and related OER opportunities.
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    • 1. Open Learning Through a MOOC’sLensBetty Hurley-DasguptaMay 24, 2013
    • 2. Initial Discussion
    • 3. I have the following experience with MOOCs:A. I have taken a MOOC.B. I have talked with someone about theirexperience with taking a MOOC.C. I have read an article praising MOOCs.D. I have read an article raising concernsabout MOOCs.3Which best describes you?
    • 4. What is a MOOC?
    • 5. Open Learning- UNESCO DefinitionOPEN LEARNING - instructional systems inwhich many facets of the learning processare under the control of the learner. Itattempts to deliver learning opportunitieswhere, when, and how the learner needsthem.http://www.unesco.org/education/lwf/doc/portfolio/definitions.htm5
    • 6. “Open” Defined by David Wiley“By „open‟ it is generally meant that theresource is available at no cost to others foradaptation and reuse in different contexts.”http://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=M47HR7IAAAAJ&citation_for_view=M47HR7IAAAAJ:mVmsd5A6BfQC6
    • 7. Open?Permission to Use Materials (Coursera)All content or other materials available on the Sites,including but not limited to code, images, text, layouts,arrangements, displays, illustrations, audio and video clips,HTML files and other content are the property of Courseraand/or its affiliates or licensors and are protected bycopyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectualproperty rights under the United States and foreign laws….https://www.coursera.org/about/terms7
    • 8. List of MOOCsMooc.ca8
    • 9. Course?- Khan Academy9
    • 10. Course?- MathMOOC10
    • 11. Course- Coursera11
    • 12. Canvas Network12Provides free platform for open online courses“open, online learning as defined by you”If course is free, no charge to provider
    • 13. http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2013/4/prweb10628753.htm
    • 14. Co-Facilitators and Researcher for ESCMOOCsCatherine A. BlissWith RetSam Zhang, tech supportBetty Hurley-Dasguptaand Carol Yeager
    • 15. Our first cMOOC Fall 2011(http://cdlprojects.com/ )Offered for both credit and not for credit
    • 16. What is Connectivism?• Principles of connectivism:• Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.• Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes orinformation sources.• Learning may reside in non-human appliances.• Capacity to know more is more critical than what iscurrently known• Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed tofacilitate continual learning.
    • 17. What is Connectivism? (con’d)• Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, andconcepts is a core skill.• Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intentof all connectivist learning activities.• Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosingwhat to learn and the meaning of incoming information isseen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there isa right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due toalterations in the information climate affecting thedecision.
    • 18. http://youtu.be/K_dIXNGVZnk.
    • 19. (http://math.cdlprojects.com/ )our second MOOC Fall 2012Not offered for credit
    • 20. You Tube Videos of VizMath Presentations
    • 21. SWOT Analysis
    • 22. Strengths Global reachIncreased accessLearner-centeredCan help build 21st Century LearningSkills22
    • 23. Areas for Improvement EngagementAssessmentAbility to Reuse23
    • 24. Opportunity Creative UsesFaculty DevelopmentMore efficient path to degree24
    • 25. Risk Credit for superficial learningCorporate ModelDevaluing of college degree25
    • 26. Reflections/Questions
    • 27. AssessmentACE-evaluated Coursera coursesAutomated AssessmentPeer assessmentMOOCs and use of ePortfolios29
    • 28. Mathematical Journey
    • 29. As these online universities gain traction, and startcounting for actual college course credit, they‟ll mostlikely have enormous real-world impact. They‟ll help ingetting jobs and creating business ideas. They mightjust live up to their hype. For millions of people aroundthe globe with few resources, MOOCs may even belife-changing.A.J. Jacobshttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/opinion/sunday/grading-the-mooc-university.html?hp
    • 30. Referenceshttps://groups.diigo.com/group/cit-and-open-learning