MOOCs at Glasgow

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John Kerr and Kerr Gardiner present MOOCs at Glasgow at the MOOCs in Scottish Education event at the University of Strathclyde, hosted by RSC Scotland on 19th March 2014.

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MOOCs at Glasgow

  1. 1. Kerr Gardiner John Kerr MOOCs at Glasgow March 2014
  2. 2. So… You think creating a MOOC is all fun and games… lets focus on the workload implications
  3. 3. Right Vs Might from my view Some background Info week course on applied International Law in high profile cases such as, Guantanamo Bay, Targeted Killings and International Terrorism. 786 3 lead academics each handling 2 case studies 3 GTA students employed to monitor forum activity Course development and elearning support spread between myself and the school elearning support manager School elearning support went off on Maternity leave in December
  4. 4. Our ‘Captured’ Goals/Pedagogical Approaches
  5. 5. Video shoots In total we shot and produced 36 video clips ranging from 1minute to 7minutes in length MPU shot 11 Me 25 As it stands we have over 145learning objects spread over the 6 weeks including: Surveys, discussions, clips, weblinks, Google Hangout and Peer Review activities
  6. 6. Participatory Acquisition
  7. 7. Internal factors Meetings - MILLIONS Emails - BILLIONS Dealing with 3 very busy Professors - One of which is based in Oxford Still undertaking my normal job duties My time spent (conservative estimate 400-500Hrs)
  8. 8. External factors FutureLearn always under development Guidelines showed examples that physically could not be done Working with head of BBC Worldwide Learning Sourcing over 500 creative commons images Sourcing Music for Landmark video Checking material for copyright infringements Linking to Youtube (copyright issues)
  9. 9. All the things you have to be
  10. 10. Intermission
  11. 11. Stepping over the edge • Little distance learning • Strong campus focus • Structures around face-to-face
  12. 12. How we MOOC’d • Call for bids • Subject teams • Support • Evaluation
  13. 13. Reasons to MOOC • We were asked • Build institutional experience in online delivery • Widening participation • Bridge digital divide • Alliances
  14. 14. Glasgow directions • Strategic initiative • £2.5 million • New campus • Focus on TEL • Student demand
  15. 15. The Wider MOOC • Monetisation • Participation / dropout • How to measure impact • Accreditation • HEA flexible learning • SFC strategic funding: supporting open educational practices • http://declaration.openscot.net • Stone to start the avalanche • What if you can’t join in?
  16. 16. Thank You

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