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  • MOOC? August 8, 2012 Pat Sine
  • Massively Open Online Course
  • Who’s offering these? http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2012/05/all_m d_market_open_and_dewey.html
  • The Experience• Why does it work for a student?• What does it take from technology?• What does it take from the faculty?
  • Db-class.org• http://www.db-class.org• Stanford U introductory database class running along traditional course• Total registered students: 91,734• Students turning in some work (composite score > 0): 25,859• Students receiving Statement of Accomplishment (composite score >= 160) : 6,513
  • Why do people participate?• Filling in gaps o New things since formal schooling o Things we missed but know we need• Participating in a group with common interests• Certification• Degrees
  • http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2012/05/all_moocs_explained_market_open_and_dewey.html
  • Features• Web site with weekly calendar and regular updates• Text and other materials available for easy download• Videos in small chunks, some with embedded check questions• Automated Assignments – with multiple attempts! o Quizzes o Exercises in a self-correcting workspace• Automated Exams• Q & A forum, with *very* active TAs and others• Weekly Screenside Chats
  • Good MOOC’s, Bad MOOC’sChronicle.com, July 25, 2012, 4:06 pmBy Marc BousquetPredicted ways Coursera and others will make money:a. Charging for certification and testing.b. Vending of tutorial services, translations, facilitation of small-group discussion and peer learning, etc.c. Direct tuition for courses or clusters of coursesd. Miscellaneous sources like ads and employment services
  • Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model http://mfeldstein.com/four-barriers-that-moocs-must-overcome-to-become-sustainable-model/