Built Beyond the Walls: Bringing MOOC Strategies into the Composition Classroom

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This presentation explores the pedagogical issues raised by MOOCs and shows how strategies of collaboration, assessment, and reflection used in massive online courses can support teaching and learning within the traditional composition classroom.

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Built Beyond the Walls: Bringing MOOC Strategies into the Composition Classroom

  1. 1. Built Beyond the Walls Chris Friend (@chris_friend) University of Central FloridaWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  2. 2. Writing is a technology. We use technology to create & share it.Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  3. 3. Teaching writing courses without using current communications technologies is like teaching only half a subject.Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  4. 4. MOOCs: An Introduction This presentation appears to be written like an advertisement. This presentation may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards.Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  5. 5. A Brief MOOC HistoryWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  6. 6. ✤ Pre-packaged ✤ Emphasizes delivery and duplication ✤ Content can be tested ✤ Prestige counts MOOC Varieties xMOOCsWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  7. 7. ✤ Networked/distributed ✤ Emphasizes creation, creativity, autonomy, & social networks ✤ Content can be shared ✤ Connections count MOOC Varieties cMOOCs Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  8. 8. MOOC Essentials ✤ Collaboration ✤ Connection ✤ Assessment ✤ Reflection ✤ TrustWednesday, 20 February, 2013 5
  9. 9. CollaborationWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  10. 10. In a cMOOC, students must collaborate with others; the teacher cannot join all groups. In a classroom, this independence fosters group responsibility.Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  11. 11. ConnectionWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  12. 12. In a cMOOC, the network provides more resources than the course. If all the answers come from inside the classroom, our questions are too small.Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  13. 13. AssessmentWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  14. 14. In a cMOOC, students evaluate work; teachers cannot grade all. Teachers hate grading. Evaluation is a skill. Teach it and grade less.Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  15. 15. ReflectionWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  16. 16. In a cMOOC, students reflect on their learning based on diverse experiences. Reflection aids retention and metacognition. Have students state what they learned—does it match your objectives?Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  17. 17. TrustWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  18. 18. In a cMOOC, teachers trust students to solve problems and learn what’s relevant to them. Increased student responsibility leads to more meaningful learning.Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
  19. 19. In the classroom ✤ Students can ✤ Teachers can ✤ Collaborate ✤ Build teams ✤ Assess ✤ Set goals ✤ Reflect ✤ Encourage ✤ Connect ✤ TrustWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  20. 20. Thank you. Chris Friend (@chris_friend) University of Central FloridaWednesday, 20 February, 2013
  21. 21. Gratitude: Visuals Credits ✤ Color palette (accolade) by annwyn on colourlovers.com ✤ User icon from damyon on the Open Clip Art Library ✤ Crumbled building (Crowned Jewel) by country_boy_shane on Flickr ✤ Power lines (Gradient Grid) by ViaMoi on Flickr ✤ Cuneiform from listentoreason on Flickr ✤ Thinking woman by sean dreilinger on ✤ Wood type from Nick Sherman on Flickr Flickr ✤ Fountain pen from churl on Flickr ✤ Choosing pumpkin by Kalexanderson on ✤ Typewriter from etharooni on Flickr Flickr ✤ Cloud icon from Olof Brickarp ✤ Talking hydrant by ohhector on Flickr ✤ Map of the Internet from jurvetson on ✤ Jenga by jose.jhg on Flickr Flickr ✤ Classroom by Photomatt28 on Flickr ✤ Freight containers by Lightmash on FlickrWednesday, 20 February, 2013

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