Seírbhísí TF UCD
UCD IT Services
Teams, Time & Tools – A Case Study of the
Design & Implementation of Two MOOCs
Niall Watt...
What is a MOOC?
• Massive
• Open
• Online
• Course
By Mathieu Plourde {(Mathplourde on Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creative...
MOOC Case Studies
Learning Design
• Systematic Approach to Improving Learning
• Connectivist Philosophy
• Discussion & Pee...
MOOC Profile - OLDS
“Learning Design Enquiry”
“Incubator for Great Ideas”
Massive?
• 18,000 registrations
• Connectivist Philosophy
• Discussion & Peer Feedback
DNLE OLDS
Participants Registered (...
Participant Goals
• OLDS
– Learn about
• MOOCs
• Learning Design
• Participant Interaction
• DNLE
– Learn about
• MOOCs
• ...
Open?
DNLE OLDS
Registration Free Free
Prerequisites None None
% working in education 14% Nearly all
Data sharing Some Yes...
Online - Tools
• DNLE
– Own platform
– Asynchronous
• Largely self-contained
• Project tools
• OLDS
– Course website
– Asy...
Course - Activities
• x DNLE OLDS
Video Lectures Course Leader Guests
Webinars No Yes
Discussion Forum Yes Yes
Resources S...
My own teams
Teams
• xx
DNLE OLDS
Members Self-selecting Yes Yes
Team Project Major Significant
Integrated No Yes
Topic team-selected Y...
Comparing MOOCs – Teams, Times & Tools
DNLE OLDS
Recommended hours per week 1-3 Worked for me 3-10 Too many
Daily schedule...
Successful Teams - Why Small Numbers?
• Team Formation
– Large Numbers
– Expectations
– Match interests
– Form or join?
– ...
Successful Teams - Why Small Numbers?
• Team Maintenance
– Product & Processes
– Roles & Responsibilities
– Peers - Abilit...
Potential team solutions
Solutions
• Trial team activities
• Matching member tools
• Training in feedback & evaluation
• F...
Disruption
• Different experience
• Peers & Accreditation
• Still experimenting
• Value of data & projects
• Cost of stayi...
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Teams, time & tools – a case study of the design & implementation of two moo cs niall watts edtech 2014

  1. 1. Seírbhísí TF UCD UCD IT Services Teams, Time & Tools – A Case Study of the Design & Implementation of Two MOOCs Niall Watts Media Services, UCD IT Services EdTech 2014, UCD
  2. 2. What is a MOOC? • Massive • Open • Online • Course By Mathieu Plourde {(Mathplourde on Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  3. 3. MOOC Case Studies Learning Design • Systematic Approach to Improving Learning • Connectivist Philosophy • Discussion & Peer Feedback • Team Projects
  4. 4. MOOC Profile - OLDS “Learning Design Enquiry” “Incubator for Great Ideas”
  5. 5. Massive? • 18,000 registrations • Connectivist Philosophy • Discussion & Peer Feedback DNLE OLDS Participants Registered (approx.) 18,000 2,420 Intended to participate actively N/a 1,169 Approx. Participated actively (mid-course) 1,800 30 Host country USA UK % approx. From host country 10% 50% Age Spread (majority) Adults 45-54 Gender (majority) N/a Female
  6. 6. Participant Goals • OLDS – Learn about • MOOCs • Learning Design • Participant Interaction • DNLE – Learn about • MOOCs • Learning Environments • Participant Interaction
  7. 7. Open? DNLE OLDS Registration Free Free Prerequisites None None % working in education 14% Nearly all Data sharing Some Yes Duration (weeks) 10 9
  8. 8. Online - Tools • DNLE – Own platform – Asynchronous • Largely self-contained • Project tools • OLDS – Course website – Asychronous • OU Cloudworks • Google Plus • Google Groups • Twitter • Own choice • Project tools – Synchronous • Google Hangouts • Project tools
  9. 9. Course - Activities • x DNLE OLDS Video Lectures Course Leader Guests Webinars No Yes Discussion Forum Yes Yes Resources Some Many Individual activities Yes Yes Team activities Yes Yes Course Team Small Large
  10. 10. My own teams
  11. 11. Teams • xx DNLE OLDS Members Self-selecting Yes Yes Team Project Major Significant Integrated No Yes Topic team-selected Yes Yes Duration … from Middle Start Project Teams Formed 5,300 102 Projects Submitted 864 (16%) 8 (8%) Evaluation by Peers Course Team Voting Badges
  12. 12. Comparing MOOCs – Teams, Times & Tools DNLE OLDS Recommended hours per week 1-3 Worked for me 3-10 Too many Daily schedule None Worked for me Yes Too restrictive Webinars and synchronous activities None Not essential Yes Added engagement Choice of communication platforms No Worked for me Yes Too many. Peer feedback Expected Often none Expected Generally Good Tech Support in Forums Excellent Excellent Peer evaluation Expected Needs guidelines No Worked for me Badges awarded by Course Team No Yes Worked for me Project timescale Separate at end Easier to manage Integrated throughout MOOC Authentic design – difficult to keep pace Table 3: Comparison
  13. 13. Successful Teams - Why Small Numbers? • Team Formation – Large Numbers – Expectations – Match interests – Form or join? – Topic expertise
  14. 14. Successful Teams - Why Small Numbers? • Team Maintenance – Product & Processes – Roles & Responsibilities – Peers - Ability and commitment – Schedules & deadlines – Learning Preferences – Tools & Group Work
  15. 15. Potential team solutions Solutions • Trial team activities • Matching member tools • Training in feedback & evaluation • Flexible schedule • Learning about MOOCs?
  16. 16. Disruption • Different experience • Peers & Accreditation • Still experimenting • Value of data & projects • Cost of staying open “Incubator for Great Ideas”

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