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MOOC Wunca Talk

  1. 1. Massive Open Online Course Putchong Uthayopas Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University Thailand
  2. 2. Introduction • A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is – an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. – videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). • MOOCs are a recent development in distance education. Reference: Wikipedia
  3. 3. Massive Open • Typically free and credit-less • Being offered by elite universities through partnerships with MOOC providers (such as Coursera) • Open to anyone with an Internet connection Online • Very large and often have a student enrollment so big (as many as 50,000 or more) that faculty cannot respond to everyone individually Course • Designed to give students automatic or peergenerated feedback
  4. 4. Why MOOC? People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to. The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based and expectations of IT decentralized support. The world of work is increasingly collaborative, driving changes in the structure of student projects . Abundance of resources and relationships are easily accessible via the Internet. Education paradigms are shifting to include online learning, hybrid learning, and collaborative models. There is a new emphasis in the classroom on more challenge-based and active learning. Reference: The Future of online Education Where do MOOCs fit in? P. Hawranik, WC DGS meeting, 01/2013
  5. 5. MOOC Tools • Learning Management System • Content Delivery – Video – Presentation – Document • Simulation • All of these usually running on a cloud to be able to scale!
  6. 6. Social Media Integration Discussion boards, Blogs and microblogs. •Blogs provide opportunities for people to express their own ideas and comment on the ideas of others. Learner blogs can be hosted on an LMS within an intranet or displayed on a public blogging site such as Blogger or WordPress. Microblogging sites, like Twitter, let users communicate in both spontaneous and scheduled discussions Course wikis. •places for the members of the community to share what they are learning in the course and independently. These online spaces can be created publicly or on a private intranet. •Collaborating via wikis both helps learners develop personal learning networks and documents the collective knowledge in the organization Collaborative documents and shared workspaces. •Collaborative documents allow teams to share ideas and work together on projects either synchronously or asynchronously. •Google Docs,TitanPad can track user interaction in real time Virtual meetings. •virtual meetings allow for synchronous collaboration. hold virtual meetings on Skype or Google+ Hangouts to discuss the material. Content sharing •. Content sharing is a way for learners to curate and share content, including text files, videos, audio files, and other multimedia. Content can be shared via YouTube (video), Flickr(images), Slideshare (PowerPoint presentations), and many other services. Content sharing encourages active learning, as curating and creating their own content helps students engage meaningfully with the material. Social bookmarking. •Social bookmarking, through programs like Delicious, is a way for users to tag, save, and share web pages and other information.
  7. 7. Connectivity is the KEY!
  8. 8. Business Model for MOOC • certification (students pay for a badge or certificate) • secure assessments (students pay to have their examinations invigilated) • employee recruitment (companies pay for access ) • applicant screening (employers/universities pay for access to records to screen applicants) Reference: The Future of online Education Where do MOOCs fit in? P. Hawranik, WC DGS meeting, 01/2013
  9. 9. • edX is – a massive open online course (MOOC) platform – founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in May 2012 • to host online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience at no charge • to conduct research into learning. • EdX has nearly 1.6 million users. – There are currently 29 schools that offer or plan to offer courses on the edX website. • Open edX is the opensource software platform for MOOC from xConsortium –
  10. 10. How EdX Works • The platform uses online learning software that uses interactive experiences. • Each week, a new learning sequence is released in an edX course. The learning sequence is composed of short (an average of 10 minutes each) videos interspersed with active learning exercises where students can immediately practice the concepts from the videos. • They can include illustrations, often on a tablet or slide. There is a sidebar showing the text; the student can follow the text, and scroll up or down it. • The courses also often include tutorial videos that are similar to smallgroup on-campus discussion groups, an online textbook, and an online discussion forum where students can post and review questions and comments to each other and teaching assistants. • Where applicable, online laboratories are incorporated into the course. For example, in edX's first MOOC—a circuits and electronics course— students built virtual circuits in an online lab.[13]
  11. 11. • an educational technology company offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) – founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University. • Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online. offers courses in – physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, s ocial sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and other areas. – User 6,280,772 Courserians. Learn from 595 courses, from our 108 partners.
  12. 12. How Coursera work! • • The website provides free online courses including Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and others. Each course includes short video lectures on different topics and assignments to be submitted, usually on a weekly basis. – In most humanities and social science courses, and other assignments where an objective standard may not be possible, a peer review system is used. • Web forums are provided for courses, and some students also arrange face to face study meetups using, or online meetups.
  13. 13. Get Certificate!
  14. 14. Udacity • Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) – Udacity is the outgrowth of free computer science classes offered in 2011 through Stanford University. • As of 30 September 2013, Udacity has 25 active courses.
  15. 15. Services • Projects With Ongoing Feedback • Guidance from Coaches • Verified Certificates Reference: Udacity web site
  16. 16. • Khan Academy is a non-profit educational website created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School. – The stated mission is to provide 'a free world-class education anywhere'. • for anyone The website features – thousands of educational resources, including a personalized learning dashboard – over 100,000 exercise problems – and over 4000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube • Teaching – • mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, general chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and computer science. All resources are available for free to anyone around the world. Khan Academy reaches about 10,000,000 students per month and has delivered over 300,000,000 lessons.
  17. 17. Vision • Individualizing learning by replacing one-size-fits-all lectures with self-paced learning • Taking a mastery-based approach to learning critical knowledge and skills (every student takes as long as he/she needs to learn each concept fully) • Creating collaborative learning environments with students solving problems together and tutoring one another • Using focused coaching by the teacher to address students' individual needs • Providing guidance to the teacher through real-time metrics and reporting on student performance
  18. 18. • All videos (hosted via YouTube) are available through Khan Academy's own website – – – • • • progress tracking, practice exercises, and a variety of tools for teachers in public schools. Logging into the site can be done via a Google or a Facebook account The material can also be accessed with the Khan Academy Modern UI application available free of charge from Windows Store. Khan chose to avoid the standard format of a person standing by a whiteboard, deciding instead to present the learning concepts as if "popping out of a darkened universe and into one's mind with a voice out of nowhere" imitate when you're watching a guy do a problem [while] thinking out loud. current content is mainly concerned with pre-college mathematics and physics, Khan's long-term goal is to provide "tens of thousands of videos in pretty much every subject” Khan Academy also provides a web-based exercise system – – generates problems for students based on skill level and performance. The exercise software is available as open source under the MIT license.
  19. 19. Example Thai Translation is available!
  20. 20. • Knowledge Based Interactive Teaching Assistant • Basic on-line content management used by Department of computer engineering, Kasetsart University • Co-developed with a local company • Basic idea – – – – Simplicity Fully automated Focus on Video and collaboration Social Network capability
  21. 21. Record Video Recoding and Tran coding Video Streaming Stream
  22. 22. Record Store Edit Stream • Knowbita change the process – Record, Store, Stream, and edit later – Fully automate Record,Store, Stream • Benefit – Reduce costly edit process – Simple , anybody can record the teaching session using notebook or smartphone – Speeding up the turn around time from recording to streaming • Skip the time consuming edit step that usually overload when too many content are produced
  23. 23. • Next Step – Leverage existing system • Google doc and hangout for collaborative space – Testing system – Experiment space virtual lab – User flow and pace control • Playlist?
  24. 24. MOOC Challenge • Few typically stick through the duration of the class • Engaging students without overwhelming them • Student experiences and socializing are done virtually and without real-world tangibility • Students must be responsible for their own learning • Students can be ill-prepared for university-level work • Credential models are still emerging • Grading is imperfect • Cheating is a reality
  25. 25. Future Trends • MOOCs are evolving rapidly. – edX gains strong momentum. Supported by google, MIT, Standford – New Site will be alive in 2014. • New innovation on how to properly teach students using mooc ,social media, is emerging. • Important for Thailand as one of the alternative in delivering quality education to the mass in a cost effective way Happy and Fun Learning!
  26. 26. THE END