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I gave this talk June 26, 2013 at the Australian Moodle Moot in Melbourne, AUstralia.

I gave this talk June 26, 2013 at the Australian Moodle Moot in Melbourne, AUstralia.

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  • 1. Massvely Open Online CoursesBeyond the HypeCharles SeveranceUniversity of MichiganSchool of Informationhttp://www.dr-chuck.com/@drchuck
  • 2. I am not speaking for the University ofMichigan, I am not speaking for Blackboard,Inc., and I am not speaking for the IMS GlobalLearning Consortium.
  • 3. online.dr-chuck.com
  • 4. online.dr-chuck.com
  • 5. June 2010 - Goshen
  • 6. July 2012 - Los Angeles
  • 7. https://moodle.org/dev/....
  • 8. Internet:TCI Show 08http://www.vimeo.com/42759191:220:521995
  • 9. 1997Sync-O-Maticwww.syncomat.com
  • 10. 2000 http://www-personal.umich.edu/~csev/csev/projects/cb2k/index.htm
  • 11. 2001
  • 12. 2004
  • 13. The Future of my Sad Story (?)•  2005 - Sakai completes and is installed at 20universities :)•  2006 - I take a few months, reinvent ClipBoard andintegrate it into Sakai so people can *finally* truly useit•  2007 - Hundreds of people try my idea and it turnsout it was a bad idea - so I invent something else…•  Moral: I have been waiting 10 years, and changedthree jobs to find a framework to deploy my idea sopeople could use it. Turns out the only way it wasgoing to happen was to help build it myself.2004
  • 14. February 2007 - I quit Sakai in anger before I am fired in anger
  • 15. October 2006 - Dallas
  • 16. • In 2006 Richard N. Katz was retiring asthe President of Educause• He made a video with a series of boldpredictions about the changes that wewould see in the world of educationover the next 14 years09:502006
  • 17. • Pick a Question - Discuss• For the predictions that wereaccurate - why did get get it right?• For the predictions that were wrong,why did he get them wrong?09:502006-2012
  • 18. Syncomatic -1996Clipboard - 2002
  • 19. Nuthin But NetInternet:TCI
  • 20. Post-War (1940s)• Alumni of the US and UK codebreaking effortsand other started building general purposecomputers• Manchester Baby• Ferranti Mark I• Harvard Mark I• US Army ENIAChttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/SSEM_Manchester_museum.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Classic_shot_of_the_ENIAC.jpgFour weeks
  • 21. Layered NetworkModel• A layered approach allows theproblem of designing a network tobe broken into more manageablesub problems• Best-known model: TCP/IP—the“Internet Protocol Suite”• There was also a 7 layer OSI: OpenSystem Interconnection ModelApplication LayerWeb, E-Mail, File TransferTransport Layer (TCP)Reliable ConnectionsInternetwork Layer (IP)Simple, UnreliableLink Layer (Ethernet,WiFi)Physical ConnectionsThree weeks
  • 22. Eat More OvaltineEat More OvaltineSanta SHA-1 a79540Eat More Ovaltinea79540Eat More Ovaltinea79540Eat More OvaltineSanta SHA-1 a79540Eat More Ovaltine a79540Match! :)http://www.dr-chuck.com/sha1.phpTwo weeks
  • 23. A Bit of Data...
  • 24. July 2012Feb 2013Jun 2013Oct 2013https://www.coursera.org/course/insidetheinternet
  • 25. Demographic Data (n=6495)• English / Non-English Speaker• 2908 - Yes 3487 - No• First online class• 2052 -Yes 4377 - NoData from Feb 2013 session
  • 26. Demographic Data (n=6495)• Pursuing a Statement of Accompishment?• 3239 - Yes 3210 - No - just learning• Gender• About 2/3 male• University of Michigan Student• 196 -Yes 6230 - NoData from Feb 2013 session
  • 27. 0"500"1000"1500"2000"2500"Under"18" 18,24" 25,34" 35,44" 45,54" 55+"Agen=6495
  • 28. Some%HS%3%%HS%11%%Some%College%15%%Assoc(2%yr)%7%%BS/BA%(4%yr)%34%%Masters%24%%Doctoral%3%%Prof.%(MD,JD)%3%%Education n=6495
  • 29. Locationhttp://www.dr-chuck.com/coursera/insidetheinternet/2012-001/maps/where.htmln=4701
  • 30. 0"2000"4000"6000"8000"10000"12000"14000"16000"1" 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 7" 8" 9" Final"Lecture"001"Quiz"001"Lecture"002"Quiz"002"History Technology Security
  • 31. Increasing difficulty...• Week 1: What was the mistake made by the German Enigmaoperators that allowed Alan Turing to craft a strategy to break codedGerman messages?• Week 5: When do wireless devices receive their serial numbers (i.e.MAC or Ethernet addresses)?• Week 8: How does your computer typically know the public key of acertificate authority during secure communications?
  • 32. My Thoughts on #IHTS
  • 33. Be an Introductory Course• We need low-stakes "freshman" courses in Coursera• How to behave• How to use the software• How to write• Figure out technical issues• How to learn from others and help others learn....
  • 34. Be an Open Learning Community• Open Source works well when there is a "Benevolent Dictator"• There needs to be real and enforced rules - but as few as possible• Those in power must not hide behind their power and must sharetheir power with those who show the right behavior• Must make valued behaviors "infectious" / "amplified"
  • 35. Teach the Teachers• I dont beleive that all students in the world should consider me theirteacher in this space• I wrote a "book"- I want others to adopt it and re-mix it• Related to making a "learning community"
  • 36. Community TeachingAssistants• Volunteer students from prior sessions• Culture forms very rapidly• Questions answered quicklyMauro - ItalyMazen - EgyptMegan - UK Susan - PA Karen - NCSue - CA
  • 37. If we want we can also communicate in our own language in this thread.
  • 38. http://youtu.be/GD9RSoVDKkwNewYork NY, Los Angeles CA,Ann Arbor MI,Wilmington, NC,Chicago IL,Washington, DC,Memphis,TN, Seattle WA, Seoul,Barcelona, London, Amsterdam,Melbourne, Perth (soon)
  • 39. • Back to the future• Lets revisit the predictions thatRichard M. Katz made for the2013-2020 period...09:502006
  • 40. My Thoughts on MOOCs...
  • 41. Is this New?
  • 42. July 2012Feb 2013Jun 2013Oct 2013Is there abusiness model?Coursera is approaching 4 MillionStudents - Just over a year4 million users x 5% = 200,000 paying200,000 x $50 = $10,000,000$2,500,000 to universities$500,000 to faculty7,000 active students, 407 signature track407 * $40 = $16,280$16,280 x 5% = $814
  • 43. What happenned to OpenEducational Resources?
  • 44. http://mfeldstein.com/emerging_student_patterns_in_moocs_graphical_view/Is this a failure ofMOOCs orsimply our firstencounter withreal PersonalizedLearning or SelfDirectedLearning?
  • 45. Teaching orMeasuring?
  • 46. The End ofHigherEducation?http://cliparts101.com
  • 47. IBM RS-6000The End of the Mainframe
  • 48. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/05/14/georgia-tech-and-udacity-roll-out-massive-new-low-cost-degree-programWhat willchange?
  • 49. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._F._SkinnerWhat about thestudents?
  • 50. How can weimproveeducation?
  • 51. http://code.edx.org/We can getinvolved
  • 52. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-Ogkc7MnwIt wontbe easy..
  • 53. A Few Predictions• Online "continuation" Masters degrees have a limited lifetime• For-profit undergraduate online programs will become very niche• Residential schools must leverage being together - do more• Remedial / preparation / just in time / continuing ed / professionaldevelopment - wil be free an high quality• Truly democratizing education will happen - but require re-commitment to open educatonal resources and remixable resources
  • 54. Thank you.https://www.coursera.org/course/insidetheinternet