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Karen Vignare, Director, MSUglobalMichigan State UniversityOpen Education: When is aMOOC Open?battleship. Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
What is a MOOC? Massively Open Online Course David Cormier,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc George Siemens- “the elements are theinternet”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMfipxhT_Co Sir John Daniel’s paper, “Making Sense ofMOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth,Paradox and Possibility”cMOOC and xMOOC
The New MOOCsThe new cohort of MOOCs are distinct from theoriginal MOOCs in that they are “open,” thus far,in only one respect: they are open enrollment.The new MOOCs have not yet openly licensedtheir courses. As MOOCs continue to developcourse content and experiment with variousbusiness models, we think it’s crucial that theyconsider adopting open licenses as a default ontheir digital education offerings. In general, thevalue proposition can be enhanced for the newMOOCs and their users if the MOOCs openlylicense their courses.http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/34852
Do these new types of open coursesrepresent the latest in online learningor a new way of marketing?
The Truly Open Design cMOOC Transfer of information Networking Connectivism in practice Marketing people, institutions,networks
The For-Profit Design xMOOC Transfer of information Reliance on multiple choice Low or no-cost Monetizing the courses
Learning DesignOpen & Negotiated Learning :Changing the expert to noviceparadigmConstructivistPart of Lifelong LearningOpen Educational Resourceshttp://michaelseangallagher.org/2012/05/02/mooc-learning-design-what-does-participatory-design-look-like-in-open-learning/
More Learning Design Networked Open to all experts andcollaborators Open educator invites others toparticipate, comment, and lead Students are presented with moreexperts Students network with peers
Can education serve multipledemographics with one opencourse? Who? What? Why?
Student ParticipationRegister and attend at student’sconvenienceCertificate (Non-credit)CreditThese affect whether course is freeIncentives for Students
Challenges of Open Ed knowledge should be free and open for use andre-use; collaboration should be easier, not harder; people should get credit and kudos forcontributing to research and education; concepts and ideas are linked in unusual andsurprising ways and not the simple linear formsthat textbooks present.------------------------------cMOOCs Bottom-line what do people learn, how is itacknowledged?Source Utpal M. Dholakia, W. Joseph King, and Richard Baraniuk, What
Instructor time for development Making content open Too much information to convey in webcasts Need more interaction in webcasts Tracking of webcast participation Development of credit option Need better discussion forum tool Better communication/email tool
What are the costs and benefits ofsuch a course? What value does massive bring? What costs or risks?
Faculty participation-benefit Open Educator Able to network with others Star Power Massive number of students attend
Resources Educause 7 Things You Should Know AboutMOOCs Sonic Foundry Practical Response Massive OpenOnline Courseshttp://www.sonicfoundry.com/webcast/practical-response-massive-open-online-courses-moocs?fullscreen=1 iBerry Mooc Resource Page Confessions of a Community College DeanMOOCs from here by Dean Dad Curt Bonk on EDUMOOC
Resources continued George Siemens , TEDxNYED, 3/6/2010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BH-uLO6ovI&feature=related