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• Number of seats in the UM Football Stadium: 109, 901• Number of students signed up for IHTS: 45572• Number of IHTS students completing quiz 1: 11640• University of Michigan Undergraduate Degrees (appx): 6,600• Number of students who took the IHTS Final: 5401• Number of IHTS certiﬁcates: 4595• Students in SI502 this Fall: 152
Survey Data (n=4701)• Is this your ﬁrst online class? • 2262 - Yes 2534 - No• Is this your ﬁrst large, free, online course (i.e. MOOC)? • 3101 - Yes 1687 - No • Are you currently a student in a school or college? • 1299 - Yes 3483 - No
Survey Data (n=4701)• Are you currently a teacher? • 602 - Yes 4173 - No• Are you thinking about reusing this material for your own course? • 727 - Yes 2022 - No• What is your gender? • 3217 - Male 1521 - Female
Be an Introductory Course• We need low-stakes "pre-requisite" 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....
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 share their power with those who show the right behavior • Must make valued behaviors "infectious" / "ampliﬁed"
Teach the Teachers• I dont beleive that all students in the world should consider me their teacher in this space• I wrote a "book"- I want others to adopt it and re-mix it• Related to making a "learning community"
New York NY, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor MI, Wilmington, NC,Chicago, Washington, DC, Memphis, TN, Seattle WA, Seoul, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam Manila http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6zlQZcM72o
Cheating Detection Experiment• Thirty question exam• Ten questions gave full credit for some wrong answers• Total number of possible 30/30 answer keys = ~60,000• Tracked the pattern of answer keys over the two-week exam period
• Charging for certiﬁcates• Serving as matchmaker between companies and students• Selling courses to community colleges• Give course on campus and pay Coursera to support services• Charge for secure assessments• All these are just ideas.... http://chronicle.com/article/Document-Examine-the-U-of/133063/
Why do Stanford, Michigan,Princeton,etc. do this for free?
Open Source - Open Standards• Open Source Course Authoring Environment• Open Source Open Book Authoring Environment• Open Source MOOC run-time Environment based on standards• Truly open and remixable educational resources