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Messing with MOOCs
Messing with MOOCs Michael Rees @mrees michaelrees.telTalk resources at talks.michaeljrees.com
Massive Open Online CoursesJune 2012 Messing with MOOCs 2
Massive • As many as 150,000 Open • Anyone of any age Online • Internet access, free Courses • High-profile, professional presenters from high-profile institutionsJune 2012 Messing with MOOCs 3
MOOC Features Heavy reliance on many, short videos Several online quizzes per unit Weekly homework, exercises Help via traditional online forums, peer mentoring Office hours videos for direct feedback Statement, certificate of completionJune 2012 Messing with MOOCs 4
Udacity CS253 Web Apps EngineeringJune 2012 Messing with MOOCs 5
Interactive coding for assessmentJune 2012 Messing with MOOCs 6
Outlook for MOOCs Industry Business Case Acceptance • Can free MOOCs be • Replace degrees? sustainable • If not, what value? • How much would you pay? Effective Learning • Rely on self- discipline • Cheating is easy • Allow upskilling and career changeJune 2012 Messing with MOOCs 9
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