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  • https://twitter.com/dkernohan/status/250889990828089344/photo/1/large
  • Stephen Downes Image http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Stephen_Downes_2009_cropped.jpg/220px-Stephen_Downes_2009_cropped.jpgGeorge Siemans image http://www.elearnspace.org/gsiemens_unesco.jpg
  • http://blog.cpjobling.me/tag/plenk2010/
  • http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education.html
  • https://www.coursera.org/
  • https://www.udacity.com/
  • http://futurelearn.com/
  • http://blog.coursera.org/post/43625628117/29-new-schools-92-new-courses-5-languages-4
  • http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/morris-snooks-he-loves-his-moocs/
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    • 1. Joint SALT PGT Academic Board Seminar – MOOCs and Distance Learning MOOCs and Distance Learning Council Chamber, 12-2pm, Thursday 7th March 2013
    • 2. How MOOCs started Why all the hype? A real life MOOC Discussion on what MOOCs can or can’t do for us Lunch
    • 3. Why is this bloke standing here talking to us?
    • 4. TRIO Project - DACE 2007
    • 5. 2009 “Learning is free but accreditation costs money” Local Television
    • 6. First some questions……….
    • 7. What does MOOC stand for? A. Massively Open Online Course B. More Object Orientated Computing C. Massive Open Online Course D. More Open Online College E. Massive Open Online College F. More Overrated Overhyped Claptrap M assivelyOpen OnlineC... M ore ObjectOrientated... M assive Open Online Course M ore Open Online College M assive Open Online Col... M ore Overrated Overhyp.. 0% 0% 0%0%0%0%
    • 8. Have you taught on a distance learning course? A. Yes B. No Yes No 0%0%
    • 9. Have you been a student on a distance learning course? A. Yes B. No Yes No 0%0%
    • 10. Which of the following best describes your reading about MOOCs? A. I’ve read nothing B. I’ve read a couple of articles C. I’ve mainly followed what’s been in the Times Higher D. I’ve read some information from sources like JISC, Times Higher and a few bloggers E. I’ve read more than twenty articles from a variety of different sources F. I am Stephen Downes I’ve read nothing I’ve read a couple ofarticles I’ve m ainlyfollow ed what.. I’ve read som e inform atio... I’ve read m orethan tw en.. Iam Stephen Dow nes 0% 0% 0%0%0%0%
    • 11. Have you taught on a MOOC? A. Yes B. No C. Maybe but I’m not sure if it was a MOOC Yes No M aybe butI’m notsure i... 0% 0%0%
    • 12. Have you been a student on a MOOC? A. Yes, I’m taking a course at the moment. B. Yes, and I completed the course C. Yes, but I didn't complete the course D. No Yes,I’m takinga course.. Yes,and Icom pleted th... Yes,butIdidn'tcom plet... No 0% 0%0%0%
    • 13. MOOCs are... You can choose up to three if you like A. The end of modern universities as we know them B. A global opportunity for Swansea C. Something we should explore with scepticism D. A way of developing our on campus provision E. A fad we should not take seriously F. Something we should actively develop Theend ofm odern unive... A globalopportunityfo... Som ethingw e should ex... A w ayofdevelopingour.. A fad w e should nottake... Som ethingw e should act... 0% 0% 0%0%0%0%
    • 14. Where does the story begin?
    • 15. Not to be confused with…. Open Educational Resources (OER) iTunesU You Tube Edu Khan Academy Etc etc etc ……
    • 16. https://twitter.com/dkernohan/status/250889990828089344/photo/1/large
    • 17. http://www.downes.ca/ http://www.elearnspace.org/about.htm Stephen Downes George Siemens cMOOCs
    • 18. Experimental
    • 19. 25 fee paying students 2,300 other students Connectivism and connected knowledge2008
    • 20. Provide all who want to learn with access to available resources at any time in their lives; empower all who want to share what they know to find those who want to learn it from them; and, finally furnish all who want to present an issue to the public with the opportunity to make their challenge known. Illich,1971 The second O - Open
    • 21. Moodle Second Life Blogs Online meetings RSS Learners choice of tools http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc
    • 22. Very time consuming Huge amounts of information Need to be an advanced independent learner to get the most form the course Criticisms
    • 23. http://connect.downes.ca/ PLENK 2010 - Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge
    • 24. Kop, R. (2010) The Design and Development of a Personal Learning Environment: Researching the Learning Experience, European Distance and E-learning Network Annual Conference 2010, June 2010, Valencia, Spain, Paper H4 32 (conference paper) conference presentation Kop, R. (2011) The Challenges to Connectivist Learning on Open Online Networks: Learning Experiences during a Massive Open Online Course. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 12, No 3 (2011): Special Issue - Connectivism: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning (journal article) Fournier, H., Kop, R. and Sitlia, H. (2011), The Value of Learning Analytics to Networked Learning on a Personal Learning Environment, 1st International Conference on Learning analytics and Knowledge 2011, Banff, February 27-March 1st, 2011. Paper 14 (conference paper) conference presentation Kop, R. and Fournier, H. (2011) New Dimensions to Self-directed Learning in an Open Networked Learning Environment, International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, Volume 7, Number 2, Fall 2010, page 1-18 (journal article) - conference presentation Kop, R. and Fournier, H. (2011) Facilitating Quality Learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research, online session at the Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research, May 2011. The link gives access the the Elluminate recording, an Mp3 and Powerpoint slide. Kop, R., Fournier, H. and Mak, S.F.J. (2011) A Pedagogy of Abundance or a Pedagogy to Support Human Beings? Participant support on Massive Open Online Courses, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Special Issue - Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for LearningVol. 12, No. 7, pg. 74-93 ( journal article) Fournier, H. and Kop, R. (2011) Factors affecting the design and development of a Personal Learning Environment: Research on super-users, in the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, Volume 2, Issue 4, 12-22, October –December 2011. (journal article) conference presentation conference paper Kop, R. and Carroll, F. (2011) Cloud Computing and Creativity: Learning on a Massive Open Online Course, European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, Special Issue on Creativity and OER (journal article) Rita Kop http://www.you-learn.org/
    • 25. The facilitators said we couldn’t possibly read everything, but I feel like I’ve not read anything from Weeks 4 and 5. As you can see there’s a huge amount of discussion going on in the Week 4 forum and it’s already building up in Week 5 which has just started. And that’s not even counting the twitter feed and The Daily. I feel like a marathon runner who went too fast for the first 3rd and is not going to make the 13 mile marker. Part of the problem is the encroachment of my real job … Jobling, 2010
    • 26. 2012 Mainstream media gets exited abut xMOOCs
    • 27. The intersection between Wall Street and Silicon Valley Caulfield, 2012 xMOOCS
    • 28. 62 Universities 2.7 million learners 5 languages 4 continents Coursera, 2013
    • 29. Impressive numbers at MIT 155,000 registrations on one course 23,000 tried first problem set 9,000 passed the mid-term 7,157, passed the course 40 years worth of MIT students
    • 30. Criticisms It seems pretty obvious that no one who had any working knowledge of research in pedagogy was deeply involved in the creation of the course. Armstrong, 2012 [T]he xMOOCs begin developed by US institutions…. follow a more behaviourist approach. Daniel, 2012 Too soon for any real research into the learner experience
    • 31. Online learning. Really?
    • 32. Something a little smaller perhaps?
    • 33. University of Arkansas at Jonesboro University of Texas at Arlington Lamar University Retention rates + + Smaller numbers but……….. Company worked intensively to develop courses with-
    • 34. Good distance teaching calls for teams that support academics with a range of skills Daniel, 2012 Librarians Learning Technologists Pedagogy specialists Administrative Support IT Services
    • 35. TRIO Project - DACE 2007
    • 36. Technology
    • 37. Moodle Second Life Blogs Online meetings RSS Learners choice of tools cMOOC xMOOC
    • 38. £62 million 900 students
    • 39. A real life MOOC
    • 40. Lunch
    • 41. Discussion on what MOOCs can or can’t do for us
    • 42. MOOCs are... You can choose up to three if you like A. The end of modern universities as we know them B. A global opportunity for Swansea C. Something we should explore with scepticism D. A way of developing our on campus provision E. A fad we should not take seriously F. Something we should actively develop Theend ofm odern unive... A globalopportunityfo... Som ethingw e should ex... A w ayofdevelopingour.. A fad w e should nottake... Som ethingw e should act... 0% 0% 0%0%0%0%
    • 43. MOOCs are...You can choose up to three if you like 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 The end of ... A global op... Something w... A way of de... A fad we sh... Something w... First Slide Second Slide
    • 44. http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/morris-snooks-he-loves-his-moocs/
    • 45. http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/morris-snooks-he-loves-his-moocs/
    • 46. http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/morris-snooks-he-loves-his-moocs/
    • 47. References Illich, Ivan (1971). Deschooling Society. Marion Boyars, London and New York Caulfield, M. (2012). Why We Shouldn't talk MOOCs as Meritocracies http://hapgood.us/2012/09/01/why-we-shouldnt-talk-moocs-as-meritocracies/ accessed 5th March 2013 Futurelearn (2013) MOOCs Explained http://futurelearn.com/moocs-explained/ accessesed 5th March 2013 Coursera (2013) 29 New Schools, 92 New Courses, 5 Languages, 4 Continents and 2.7 Million Courserians http://blog.coursera.org/post/43625628117/29-new-schools-92-new-courses-5-languages-4 accessed 5th march 2013 Jobling (2010) PLENK2010 – It’s a Marathon not a Sprint! http://blog.cpjobling.me/2010/10/12/plenk2010-its-a-marathon-not-a-sprint/ accessed 5th March 2013 Armstrong, L. (2012). Coursera and MITx: Sustaining or disruptive? http://www.changinghighereducation.com/2012/08/coursera-.html Accessed 6th March 2013 Daniel J. Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility. Journal Of Interactive Media Retrieved March 6, 2013, from http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2012-17.