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OUNLpractice

  1. 1. OpenER in Practice Approach & Experiences Jannes Eshuis (Assist. Professor, Psychology, OUNL)
  2. 2. Primary aim <ul><li>Inviting (adult) people to pursue academic study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Starters level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offered material should be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attractive (presentation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily approachable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do people seek further education after OpenER? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Secondary aim <ul><li>OpenER at OUNL was small scale </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage: low resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small team (3 people / part-time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little material (graphics / presentation) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantage: forced to become creative & innovative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons / Open Source </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn about low cost innovation in online education </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. Flash Courses (approach) <ul><li>Tight integration of interactivity (Macromedia Flash) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Popular theme (Evolutionary Psychology) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two small Flash components </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 1. Flash Courses (experience) <ul><li>Main advantage was its attractiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy exploration of subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playful interactive experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design at the expense of content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash design is very labour-expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attractive material but not suitable for our needs </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2. Moodle Course (approach) <ul><li>Existing course (new revision in Moodle) </li></ul><ul><li>Diminish teacher workload </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-moderated collaborative assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OpenER: opportunity for a pilot with a large group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Server demands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of new self-tuition methods </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 2. Moodle Course (experience) <ul><li>Hardly any complaints (approx. 4000 users) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand for printed (printable) material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-tuition methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated feedback (major improvement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-moderated collaboration (sparsely used) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments done by 11% of (OpenER) users </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Most of all, OpenER offered us freedom to innovate and opportunity to evaluate the results of this innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Some facts and figures… </li></ul>
  9. 9. OpenER: Who does use it? <ul><li>Age: avg 44 (range 15 to 82) </li></ul><ul><li>Sex: 69% female / 31% male </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>01% primary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27% secondary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>55% higher vocational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17% higher academic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Looking for academic education? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>68% yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32% no </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. OpenER: Why do they use it? <ul><li>Why browse the material? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>56% interest in content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32% assess material / level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12% leisure / other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How intensive? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>47% superficial browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23% superficial studying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22% studying / some assign. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>08% studying / all assign. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. OpenER: What do they do next? <ul><li>Inspired to purchase an academic course? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18% yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>82% no </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What course? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>67% introductory course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11% other psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22% other subject </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. OpenER: Window on the future? <ul><li>Interested in more OpenER? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>87% yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13% no </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interested in support? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% only for free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26% willing to pay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>44% not interested </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interested in certification? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>26% only for free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>62% willing to pay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12% not interested </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you for your attention

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