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Talk at Universidad de Vigo on 24 April 2014, on MOOCs.

Talk at Universidad de Vigo on 24 April 2014, on MOOCs.

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  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 5 reasons not to organize a MOOC. And a few to do. Universidade de Vigo, 24/4/2014 Miquel Duran, Universitat de Girona miquel.duran@udg.edu @miquelduran Presentation available at http://slideshare.net/quelgir
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Do you realize that in the last two years… • Almost everyone has a smarthone • Video production and consumption is more easy than ever and sustainable • Bandwith is large enough both at home, at the university and at street level • These are probably the causes of the MOOC re-evolution.
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Pathways
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs El País, 20/4/2014 “La FP en España no enseña lo que quiere el mercado” El maltés James Calleja dirige desde otoño el Centro Europeo de Desarrollo de la Formación Profesional. “… en España tienen el fenómeno de los moocs (cursillos online gratuitos). Estoy muy sorprendido de lo populares que son allí. Es muy interesante.”
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Tony Bates’ blog “Time to retire from online learning?” (TB is 75 yo) “I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them” “I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education” http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/04/15/time-to-retire-from- online-learning/
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 2014: The Year the Media Stopped Caring About MOOCs? • If 2012 was the “Year of the MOOC,” as The New York Times declared, and 2013 was the year of the MOOC backlash, what is 2014? The year that MOOCs ceased to be interesting—at least to anybody not working on them directly? • … the company’s MOOCs should be thought of as “additive to what universities are doing, not disruptive. • http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/2014-the-year-the- media-stopped-caring-about-moocs/51737
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs This is me and my digital circumstances My TweetCV: Twitter profile at @miquelduran University professor. Research in Quantum Chemistry. Digital Science Communication, Magic and Science, MOOCs, TEDx events, Open Knowledge (see also @quelet)
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs ¿Cómo será la universidad del futuro? Genís Roca. Deusto 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV5ghNWPUE0
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Stephen Downes @ INTED València, 2014 The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies • “A MOOC is a Web, not a Website” • “What makes the MOOC special is that for each person taking it, it is essentially the work of the one. Yourself” http://creaconlaura.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/t he-mooc-of-one-personal-learning.html
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Pedro Pernias, 14MOOCs14, Barcelona • “A MOOC is Internet” • “MOOC: whan Internet meets Education” • “Producing a MOOC is like creating a start-up company” • “MOOCs are experiments” • http://www.slideshare.net/ppernias/vullferunmooc
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Now some commercials What is a quantum chemist like me doing in a the flamed MOOC battlefield?
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs This is me and my MOOCs • MiriadaX 2013,14: Comunicación Científica 2.0.1: claves para una sociedad digital; coordinator • MiriadaX 2013, 14: Historia de la Química, team member • MiriadaX 2014: Magia, Ciencia y Secretos Confesables, coordinator • OpenMOOC (?) 2014: Química Zero (pre-Univ level), team member • EdX Open (?) 2014: Introduction to Advanced Catalysis and Molecular Modeling (pre-Master level), team member Low-Cost, Sustainable, Quasi-DIY MOOCs
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs MOOCs and Universitat de Girona • MiriadaX spring 2013 + late spring 2014: – History of Chemistry – Science Communication 2.0.1 (2000 in, 400 out) (funded by GenCat, MOOC call) • MiriadaX late spring 2014 – Changes in contemporary tourism • Other key courses – Gastronomy (By *** El Celler de Can Roca) – Introduction to programming (GenCat MOOC call) – Etc.
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Science Communication 2.0.1 MiriadaX Spring 2013 (Spanish) • Almost 25% completion rate • Awesome experience • Started from a doctoral-level area- independent course • Specific target: graduate students, junior researchers • This MOOC was produced almost on the spot
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs NYT & MOOCs (20/4/13) 2012: The Year of the MOOC
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Online learning: Campus 2.0 (Nature 13/3/2013)
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Flipping Chemistry Classrooms C&EN 25/3/2013
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Howto, Keysto, Qu estionsto Content ahead: - MOOC course outline - 23 keys to low-cost, sustainable production - Moodle-based online courses vs. MOOCs - 10 questions Visit our #moocaton14 poster page http://iscico.wikispaces.com/23clausposter http://www.slideshare.net/quelgir/20140305-malagaposter13claus
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Brainstorm on MOOCs
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Course “23 keys to organize a MOOC, to be successful and to actually enjoy it” Modules: 1. Let's talk about MOOCs! 2. Let's plan a MOOC! 3. Let's shoot video! 4. Let's link resources with a learning flow! 5. Let's design assessment! 6. Let's foster student collaboration! 7. Let's advertise our MOOC! 8. Let's assess the course! Visit http://iscico.wikispaces.com/23clausmooc
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 23 keys to organize a MOOC
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 23 keys to organize a MOOC (1/3) 1. Find an enticing subject 2. Have an expertise on the contents 3. Think about tentative audience 4. Know regulations applying 5. Set your course within a broader project 6. Choose a suitable platform 7. Assign various Open Educational Resources to each submodule
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 23 keys to organize a MOOC (2/3) 8. Reuse own existing resources and those (open!) from others 9. Shoot short and sustainable videos 10. Take care of good sound and video production 11. Assign each content to actual fulfillment of competencies 12. Link resources to a clear learning path 13. Maintain tension and interest for the course with challenges and rewards 14. Evaluate student progress with intention 15. Mix test, p2p and other tests in equilibrium
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 23 keys to organize a MOOC (3/3) 16. Use proactively social networks 17. Organize hangouts/Q&A sessions, and discussions on the Net 18. Publish an attractive promotional videoclip 19. Create an interesting presentation video 20. Identify and use the most efficient procedures for international marketing 21. Place surveys before, during and after the course period 22. Make proposals for future improvement 23. Communicate publicly the innovations brought about by the course
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Video: key element in MOOCs
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs A case study: Magic & Science MOOC
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs A case study: Magic & Science MOOC #magcimooc
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs A case study: our future Magic & Science MOOC (1/2) An applied mathematician (Fernando Blasco ) and a quantum chemist (Miquel Duran) met a few years ago because of magic. Now they share a passion and an academic interest: use of magic as an educational tool. One year ago: why don’t we write abook on Magic & Science? One year ago + a few weeks? This MOOC stuff seems attractive A few months ago: Let’s start a MOOC! October 2013: a 20 km roundtrip walk from Girona to a local Sanctuary with magnificent vista point over the Pyrénées and the Costa Brava. Uphill: what can be teach and leverage? Are there enough interested people? Which is our target audience? Can we do it?
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs A case study: our future Magic & Science MOOC (2/2) Lunch: thinking about landscape, Nature, Maths and Science. And food. Downhill: Settle with modules. Change perspective: what will students get from this course? How are we assess learning? Are we using many videos, commented ppt’s, existing resources? Will be give away many secrets? Or will we showing a trick in one module, luring students to continue, because we will provide the solution two modules later? Will secrets be told in the first two modules? (no! – better wait)
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs A case study: our future Magic & Science MOOC (3/3) Before arrival back to office: Will be have fun? Will it cost us too much energy? Will we be able to reuse the resources created? Will it provide us with recognition (i.e., research assessment)? Are there other similar courses? Will we be able, later on, to adapt the course to other target audiences, environments or languages? We thought about it, and decided: “Yes, Let’s do It” We built immediately a website magcimooc.net and recorded a promotional short video. And the story still goes on. And created hashtag #magcimooc
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Moodle-based online learning vs. MOOCs
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Moodle-based online learning vs. MOOCs (1/2) • Many students (massive!) vs. limited number of students • Leading star: video vs. video as an optional element, usually inexistent • Short video clips vs. long, classroom shots • Large dropout on first modules vs. small dropout • Free registration, usually vs. normal costs of registration, most times • Common use of peer-to-peer (P2P) assessment vs. no use, in general, of P2P • My use internet hangouts to interact vs. real meetings to interact • No specific schedule vs. likely hourly limitations • Use of Open Educational Resources vs. use of non-OER packages • Rather unstructured Learning path vs. clear learning path • Free election of subject vs. subjects limited usuarlly to field of expertise Visit http://iscico.wikispaces.com/MOOC+Comparison
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Moodle-based online learning vs. MOOCs (2/2) • Optional generic certificate, open badge vs. specific certificate • Cooperative learning vs. top-down learning • Innovative subjects vs. well-established or closed subjects • Dynamic courses vs. rather static courses • Professor finishes production before delivery – becomes dynamizer vs. professor as a permanent guide along the course • Assessment is prepared before course delivery, automatic vs. professor evaluates every student on an individual basis, through interaction • Specific IT platform vs. standard platform • Integration into a large marketing structure vs. usually lack of strategic marketing • Community beyond course end vs. usual lack of community buildup • Registration during all teaching period vs. registration only before course start • Assessments usually with no definite date vs. clear date for evaluations
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 10 questions 10
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 10 questions 10 (1/2) 1. Are MOOCs the idea closest to the methodology in the Bologna Process? 2. Will MOOCs bring us to Teaching/learning projects, like in Research? 3. Can each academic Group organize its own MOOC and thus its own Teaching-Learning Unit? 4. Is the new role of the professor-teacher rather a facilitator, consultor, dynamizer, coach? 5. Are MOOCs a key element of internationalization? Visit http://www.slideshare.net/quelgir/20131129-telspain
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs 10 questions 10 (2/2) 6. Do MOOCs lead a teaching group to entrepreneurship? 7. Are MOOCs a new way to build bridges between University and its environment/society? 8. Do MOOCs allow to adapt rapidly to changing needs, and to respond to singularization opportunities? 9. Rather than "A Professor organizes a MOOC", should not face-to-face universities exhibit a strategy to use MOOC as an excuse and example to change teaching - and even change themselves? 10. Are we talking about virtualization of classroom teaching, or rather about devirtualization of online learning?
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs And now some final clues • MOOCs will be targeted to everyone, and perhaps there exist just a few. But its methodology can be implemented locally and regionally for just a short number of participants. • Blended learning: the effect? • Connection Open Educational Resources and delivering learning is what matters most, despite it being named a MOOC or another nonsense word. • Higher Education management/administration is disappearing as an intermediary
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs All in all: find an enticing subject, be an expert on that, and find your audience. And then, enjoy every part of your MOOC.
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs So here are 5 reasons not to organize a MOOC!
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs I don’t have time left Why don’t you consider a MOOC as an opportunity for task cleanup and lean time management?
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs I don’t have energy enough Why don’t you consider a MOOC as an opportunity to recharge your personal batteries?
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs I don’t have any money Why don’t you consider a MOOC as an opportunity to get some funding through calls, international collaboration, transdisciplinar work?
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs I don’t have any good idea Why don’t you consider a MOOC as an opportunity for expanding your research activity into teaching and leaving your usual expertise field, while adventuring into new areas?
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs I don’t have digital skills Why don’t you consider a MOOC as an opportunity to enter the amazing world of the Internet, online learning, open knowledge, social networking, …?
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs I don’t/I am not … I’m alone I’m shy I don’t know how to start with video I don’t have technical support I’m not fluent in English I hate computers and/or computers hate me I’m underpaid/nonpermanent/part-time I’m tired I’m not young anymore
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs SO
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs There are so many reasons to organize a MOOC that the idea or producing, delivering and assessing one of this courses is indeed APPEALING Producing a MOOC is having the right attitude, rather than having the suitable resources. Your attitude is a choice!
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Caution Continued, strong and stressful involvement in MOOCs may cause adiction. Do Clicks & bricks Do MOOCs, books & cooks
  • @miquelduran Universitat de Girona Univ Vigo 24/4/2014#vigomoocs Thank you for your attention! This presentation and others on MOOCs, Science Communication, Quantum Chemistry, Recreational Science, Digital World, Science and Magic, … at http://slideshare.net/quelgir Text content licensed CC-BY-SA