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Presentation DelftX for DigHum 2013


Presentation about DelftX for the DigHum Conference on 19th of September 2013 in Leuven

Presentation about DelftX for the DigHum Conference on 19th of September 2013 in Leuven

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  • OpenCourseWare: Course Materials available for use and re-use, for free, worldwide (700 visitors a day). No certificates, but pilot with Study Badges (informal certificates of Study Skills)Goal: Enlarge Acces to Educational Materials, empower institution’s reputationexample: publishing OCW led to Cooperation with ITB Bandung and Mozambique institutionsOnline Distance Education: Pilot starts september 2013, Students need to enroll but are not physically in Delft (everything happens online). Small numbers of enrolled studentsd (20?)Goal: provide a Masters degree via Online Education to those who want but are unable to come to Delft, enlarge audienceMOOCs: Online, MassiveGoal: strenghten reputation, enlarge access to Higher Education
  • How do you teach circuits to 150K+ people?Usually done in a physical lab . . . .Fully interactive
  • Online course count may matter…


  • 1. Open Education | Open Education ir. W.F. van Valkenburg
  • 2. Open Education | Willem van Valkenburg Coordinator TU Delft Open Education Team Projectleader EU-project OCW in the European HE context Board member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium
  • 3. Open Education | “Open and online education allows people from around the world access to the top education of TU Delft. It enables everybody who wants to develop themselves and accommodates the increasing number of students seeking higher education. TU Delft is dedicated to deliver world class education to everyone.” Drs. Anka Mulder. Vice President Education TU Delft
  • 4. Open Education | Open? • Free • Shared • Choices • Ability to adapt • Cost effective • Ability to tailor & build your own • Creative Commons • Freedom of info and use • Quality assurance • Varied availability by disciplines • Available to anybody • Digital • Often multimedia • Accessibility—more accessible to some and less to others CC-BY Brandon Muramatsu:
  • 5. Open Education | What is Open Education? Ecosystem of different Open Initiatives:
  • 6. Open Education | Importance of Open Education Potential for… • Changing the nature of the educational experience • Smaller chunks, focused objectives • MOOCs, alternate credentialing • Limit costs while improving quality • Student and institutional • Reclaiming control • From publishers, from static content • Enabling flexibility to mix and match Open is a means to an end: Improved learning
  • 7. Open Education | Online and Campus Education Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Open Course Ware (OCW) Online Distance Education Campus Education • Learning Activities & Course Materials • Free • Enrolled students only, massive numbers • Bachelors Level • Certificate of Completion • Course Materials • Free • Big Exposure, Worldwide audience • Both Bachelor and Master level • No interaction with faculty • No accredited certificate • Learning Activities & Course Materials • Paid enrollment • Enrolled students only, limited numbers • Master level • Accredited Course Certificate • Full Master Degree • On-campus Education • Top-class education and research facilities • World famous university library • Active student societies • Great opportunities to participate in special student projects
  • 8. Open Education | Why EdX? •Consortium of top universities •Focus on improving campus education •It is not-for-profit •It has a focus on Open •Focus on research of innovation in education
  • 9. Open Education |
  • 10. Open Education | What kind of MOOCs do we want?
  • 11. Open Education | DelftX Courses • Spring 2014: • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering • Next Generation Infrastructures 47,000 23,500
  • 12. Open Education | Enrollment Timeline
  • 13. Open Education |
  • 14. Open Education | DelftX Demographics (self-reported, >80% response rate) Water Treatment Solar EnergyLevelofEducationGender
  • 15. Open Education | Per MOOCProject team
  • 16. Open Education | Anatomy of an edX Online Class
  • 17. Open Education | Video • Video on Youtube:
  • 18. Open Education | Video Snippets/ Tablet Capture/ Voice-Over Personalization Effect - Mayer 2003
  • 19. Open Education | Virtual Game-Like Laboratories
  • 20. Open Education | 3.091X - Solid State Chemistry VSEPR Diagram Exercises
  • 21. Open Education | Lessons Learned •Autocue is really helpful •Good questions are just as important as good videos •Be aware of bandwidth limitations •Production of MOOC costs a lot more time than we expected •Testing with beta-testers is important
  • 22. Open Education | Research & Innovation • Evaluation research done by Thieme Hennis and Pieter de Vries on first two MOOCs • Applied for a research grant on MOOC from Gates Foundation see • Case study in the course “Exploring Interactions”: Explore learning in a online context and develop proposals that envision innovation for edX or even a paradigm shift in education. • Participating in Research Committee of EdX
  • 23. Open Education | Example of Research 1) Attrition/Retention by Key Event → From David Pritchard (MIT) Numberper Certificate 74% of those who attempted 25% of Hwk #2 received certificates!
  • 24. Open Education | Relationships between background and achievement Background characteristic Predictive Worked off line with someone else Positive Level of calculus Positive Level of schooling Marginal Reason for enrolling Age Gender Parental/home background None None None None
  • 25. Open Education | Online Distance Education • Full master degree • Accredited Course Certificates • Enrolled students only, limited numbers • Pay regular tuition fee
  • 26. Open Education |
  • 27. Open Education | Questions