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Planning to design mooc think first!

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Planning to design mooc think first!

  1. 1. Alaa A. AlDahdouh PhD student Aldahdouh, A. A., & Osório, A. J. (2016). PLANNING TO DESIGN MOOC? THINK FIRST! The Online Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning, 4(2), 47–57. António J. Osório Professor Planning to Design MOOC? Think First!
  2. 2. What is MOOC? Massive Open Online Course(s) 200k 150k 50k No Constraint s
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. Questions ■ What are the problems with MOOC? Is it really that MOOC has many drawbacks which prevent its adoption?
  5. 5. Methods ■ Qualitative Content Analysis
  6. 6. Methods Blogs Witnesses Researchers feedback Journal Articles Discussions
  7. 7. Methods Connectivism MOOC Types MOOC Problems
  8. 8. Results Adoption Models xMOOCcMOOC SPOC
  9. 9. Results ■ cMOOC: connectivist MOOC LM S ■ Blended Learning ■ Got Certificates ■ Online Learning ■ No Certificate
  10. 10. Results ■ xMOOC: eXtension of academic stuff as MOOC MOOC provider s ■ Online Learning ■ No Certificate MOOC Partners ■ Instructivist Design
  11. 11. Results ■ SPOC: small private online course ■ Blended Learning ■ Got Certificates ■ Online Learning ■ No Certificate MOOC Provider s
  12. 12. Results ■ MOOC Issues: Dropout Rate Accreditation Business Model Reputation Research Ethics Pedagogy Student Assessment Language Barrier
  13. 13. Results ■ Dropout Rate: 90% - A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior - Started in 2013-03-25 for 8 weeks ~142k ~4k ■ Most students have not intention to complete the course. They are trying to find something about the content, and move on to something else.
  14. 14. Results ■ Accreditation: We grant student a credit upon completing a degree. I worked hard and completed the course. I deserve to have a certificate, don’t I? What if I complete a group of related MOOCs? Would I have a certificate?
  15. 15. Results ■ Business Model: ■ Building a successful functional and financial design of MOOC provider. One high quality: xMOOC ~= $250k Someone should pay? ■ Donors ■ MOOC Partners ■ MOOC ProvidersOpen Source Financial Model LinkedIn Apache Linux
  16. 16. Results ■ Pedagogy: ■ Heterogeneous spectrum of students. ■ Old style of teaching may not be suited for online students. ■ Serious Games is option. ■ Narrow down the participants. • Connectivist approach • Connection is the most important. • Content is build on students’ activities cMOOC • Constructivist approach. • The course is planned in advance. • Content includes short video and recommended article, xMOOC
  17. 17. Results ■ Assessment: ■ How can we evaluate 100,000 of students enrolled in one course? ■ How can we limit fraud and impersonation? ■ Face recognition. ■ Writing pattern. • No rigid assessment.cMOOC • Assessment using AutoGrader.xMOOC
  18. 18. Results ■ Language Barrier: ■ Coursera was offering 1587MOOCs in English while offering only 2and 27courses in Arabic and Portuguese. ■ Building platform in other languages: Arabic (Rwaq, Edraak). ■ MOOC 2.0
  19. 19. Analysis ■ What are the problems with MOOC? ■ 8 considerable ■ Controllable ■ Interrelated issues MOOC Dropout rate Accreditation Assessment Pedagogy ReputationResearch Ethics Language Barrier Business Model
  20. 20. Analysis ■ Conflicting ideas ■ Massiveness has no value (Bartolomé and Steffens, 2015) ■ Massiveness is the great idea (Milligan et al., 2013)
  21. 21. Analysis ■ xMOOC vs cMOOC This issue is threat This issue is opportunity
  22. 22. Aldahdouh, A. A., & Osório, A. J. (2016). Planning To Design Mooc? Think First! The Online Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning, 4(2), 47–57. Retrieved from http://www.tojdel.net/journals/tojdel/articles/v04i02/v04i02-06.pdf Aldahdouh, A. A., Osório, A. J., & Caires, S. (2015). Understanding knowledge network, learning and connectivism. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 12(10), 3–21. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.46186 Read more: See also:

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