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  • The Human Element: A MOOC on the Community of Inquiry Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference Whitney Kilgore Samantha Duque April 9th
  • The Human Element: An Essential Online Course Component
  • Tools Blogs (Blogger, Wordpress) Twitter YouTube VoiceThread Facebook LinkedIn Many more… View slide
  • “A critical community of learners, from an educational perspective, is composed of teachers and students transacting with the specific purposes of facilitating, constructing, and validating understanding , and of developing capabilities that will lead to further learning.” -Garrison and Anderson Understanding the Community of Inquiry View slide
  • Roles Role of Facilitator Wayfinding Amplifying Curating Aggregating Filtering Modeling Staying Present Role of Learner Autonomous Self Organize Connect with Peers Peer Support Creation Sharing Build Personal Network
  • #HumanMOOC Structure
  • The Human Element: Essential Online Course Component
  • Participation Discussion Posts Active Participants # of submissions Files
  • Learner Demographics RQ: What are the learner demographics of the individuals that enrolled in the MOOC and why did they enroll?
  • Educational Background 4 year degree 2% Some graduate school 7% Master Degree 55% Doctorate Degree 36%
  • Age 21-29 2% 30-39 17% 40-49 30% 50-59 33% 60 -older 18%
  • MOOC Experience 0-1 59% 2-3 25% 4-5 11% 6-8 5% How many MOOCs have you participated in?
  • Online Teaching Experience Yes 74% No 26% Do you currently teach online classes?
  • Instructor Presence RQ: What kind of teaching methods and tools assist in increasing instructor presence?
  • Announcements
  • Sense of Community strongly disagree 0% disagree 0% neutral 9% agree 59% strongly agree 32% Instructor actions reinforced the development of a sense of community among course participants.
  • Using Video Instructor Introductions to enhance instructor presence
  • Helpful strongly disagree 2% disagree 0% neutral 17% agree 51% strongly agree 30% The instructor was helpful in guiding the class towards understanding course topics in a way that helped me clarify my thinking.
  • Using VoiceThread to enhance the Community of Inquiry
  • Cognitive Presence RQ: How did the community of inquiry inform the activities and interactions in the MOOC?
  • Curiosity Piqued strongly disagree 0% disagree 2% neutral 9% agree 51% strongly agree 38% Course activities piqued my curiosity.
  • Motivation strongly disagree 0% disagree 0% neutral 9% agree 53% strongly agree 38% I felt motivated to explore content related questions.
  • Discussions strongly disagree 0% disagree 7% neutral 9% agree 50% strongly agree 34% Online discussions were valuable in helping me appreciate different perspectives.
  • Knowledge Applicability strongly disagree 0% disagree 0% neutral 7% agree 49% strongly agree 44% I can apply the knowledge created in this course to my work or other non-class related activites.
  • TED Ideas worth spreading
  • Social Presence RQ: How can social media be used to increase social presence in an online classroom?
  • Online Tools strongly disagree 0% disagree 0% neutral 11% agree 55% strongly agree 34% Online or web-based communication is an excellent tool for social interaction.
  • Comfort with Tools strongly disagree 0% disagree 9% neutral 9% agree 49% strongly agree 33% I felt comfortable conversing through the online tools.
  • Webinar with Michelle Pacansky-Brock
  • Creator of “Explain Everything” Dr. Reshan Richards
  • #HumanMOOC
  • Conclusion: Advice to Other Faculty
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