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Astd mooc

  1. 1. Realities of MOOCs The BEN BETTS CEO @ HT2 Inc. Research Engineer @ University of Warwick, UK
  2. 2. BEN BETTS Massive Open Online Courses – two distinctions… xMOOCs vs cMOOCs What are MOOCs? The Realities of MOOCs
  3. 3. An exercise in chaos? cMOOCs No timetable No set platform Connectivist approach BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  4. 4. Chaos commercialized… xMOOCs Set timetable Content driven Getting really popular via Coursera, EdX etc… BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  5. 5. Sustainable Supply Chains Our MOOC An xMOOC with some cMOOC elements 4 modules, spread over 8 weeks Lead by Prof. Simon Croom BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  6. 6. A ‘gamified’, social platform; really easy to create the course BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  7. 7. 660 participants registered Sustainable Supply Chains 45 countries Mostly executives working in large, blue-chip companies Lots of different education backgrounds – high school, university, higher level degrees BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  8. 8. Stats breakdown Sustainable Supply Chains 660 registered 56% logged on 18% made it halfway in module 1 14% made it to the end of module 1 BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  9. 9. BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  10. 10. Social was well used Sustainable Supply Chains 12,000 + comments 1,003 pieces of user-generated content We ran some tests to investigate further… BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  11. 11. BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  12. 12. 1. Size doesn’t matter Three lessons we learned Tests with classrooms of 300, 150 and 50 show no statistical difference in activity BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  13. 13. 2. To finish, start. Three lessons we learned We lost 87% before the end of module 1. Just 3% dropped out after completing module 1. BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  14. 14. 3. Educational history matters Three lessons we learned People with degrees were 3 times more likely to complete. BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  15. 15. Early days for MOOCs… Where’s the business model? We’re making some $ from accreditation Others making money from recruitment + data Mostly seen as a cost of marketing BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs
  16. 16. Questions? Thanks for your time Visit: http://www.sandiego.edu/business/centers/supply_chain_ To find out about our next MOOC! Or come see us at booth 1146. BEN BETTS The Realities of MOOCs

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