Coursera.org Zilina meetup #1 MOOC & online education intro

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What a MOOC is. Brief history. Classification and short description of selected platforms. Links to language education platforms.

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Coursera.org Zilina meetup #1 MOOC & online education intro

  1. 1. MOOC online education evolved @danielharcek Coursera.org Zilina Meetup 1st of August 2013
  2. 2. Agenda ● Brief history ● MOOC ● Classification ● Coursera.org ● Khanacademy.org ● Codeacademy.com ● Language education ● Future
  3. 3. History a brief one Interactive Timeline
  4. 4. MOOC definition “A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education.” Massive open online course - Wikipedia
  5. 5. MOOC main features “There are few standard practices or definitions in the field yet.” ● videos, short lectures ● comprehension tests - quizzes ● exercises / programming assignments ● team projects ● automated and / or peer assessment (grading) ● forums & discussions ● promote collaboration ● interactivity? (some)
  6. 6. Classifications imaginable By resource ● academic (coursera.org, edx.org, ...) ● crowdsourced (khanacademy.org, p2pu.org, skillshare.com, ...) ● vertical (codeacademy.com, Google Code University, ...) ● corporate (MongoDB Training Classes, ...) By price ● non-profit (khanacademy.org, edx.org, ...) ● free (coursera.org, udacity.com, codeacademy.com, ...)* ● paid (teamtreehouse.com, tutsplus.com, udemy.com, ...) By audience ● public (all mentioned above) ● enterprise (online trainings by IBM, SAP, etc...)
  7. 7. Coursera.org true MOOC ● Cooperates with universities worldwide (400+). ● 25 categories ● 7 languages (majority english, + subtitled) ● course copies real world class in some lightweight form ● duration 4 - 12 weeks mostly ● have fixed schedule (though you can browse past) ● signature track https://www.coursera.org/courses
  8. 8. Coursera.org Andrew NG class intro
  9. 9. Khanacademy.org they pioneered it ● 4300+ videos different subjects ● started around math ● contains math tests preparations ● subtitled by volunteers (slovak translators group) ● non-profit ● 448+ practices (mainly in math) ● exercise code is open sourced https://www.khanacademy.org/about
  10. 10. Codeacademy.com online learning platform ● technology oriented courses ● “coding” for beginners and intermediate ● 8 areas grouping official courses ● based on exercises ● gamified ● independent of time ● ability to create your own course http://www.codecademy.com/learn http://www.codecademy.com/afterschool http://www.codeyear.com/
  11. 11. Language necessary prerequisite Buy yourself a dictionary :) for advanced learning, conversations and practices check following ● bbc languages ● duolingo.com ● livemocha.com ● glovico.org ● busuu.com
  12. 12. Future is bright :) ● Education is a huge market ● Most are “enterprises” (profit companies) ● Fix MOOC completion rate (less than 10%) ● Partial disruption of traditional learning (flipped classes etc) ● Formalizing informal education ● Flexible, cheaper and more effective ● Designing personalized, learning pathways ● Direct connection to recruiting http://forwardthinking.ashford.edu/future-online- education-now/
  13. 13. THANK YOU for your time and attention “The doer alone learneth.” Friedrich Nietzsche questions

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