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David Evanshttp://www.cs.virginia.edu/evansDepartment of Computer ScienceUniversity of VirginiaTech-Connect 1 May 2013
Best classes…Ron Rivest’s algorithms classGreg Papadopoulous’ architecture classNed Block’s philosophy classMorris Halle’s...
Baby MusicClass!
Learn usingyour wholebody and all5 senses
Collaborative, funlearning environment
Designed aroundstudents’ attention spans
PersonalMentor forEveryStudent
Standardized,scientificallytestedcurriculum
Class ends with anap, not an exam
MOOCshave along,long wayto go!
My Experiencewith Udacity
…
cs1120 Fall 2011 (49 students)
Designed from the start as an open on-line course
Rigorous, academic computer science courseUsing search engine as a driving application
Frequent, meaningful interaction
Homeworks,exams,certificates
Secret weapon!
cs1120 Fall 2011 (49 students)
1000 students(13 years at UVa)
Initial cs101enrollment:94,285
Total cs101enrollment(throughApril 2013):299,126
NumberofStudentsTraditional Class (MOTE)Positive ImpactNegativeImpact
NumberofStudentsMore ImpactTraditional Class (MOTE)MOOCExpectationsPositive ImpactNegativeImpact
NumberofStudentsPositive ImpactNegativeImpactMore ImpactTraditional Class (MOTE)MOOCExpectationsMOOCOpportunity
Prof. Evans,I am a student in Udacity - CS101 as well as one of thosebrain damaged vets struggling with life we seem to re...
Scale MattersLow Costper StudentCommunity andContributionsWendy Woudstra$3¾
1101001000100001000001 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024QualityofStudentLearningExperienceNumber of Students
1101001000100001000001 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024Produced Content= 100 + 3.75NQualityofStudentLearningExperienceNumbe...
1101001000100001000001 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024Produced Content= 100 + 3.75NStudent Contributions = N + 0.01N2Quali...
1101001000100001000001 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024Produced Content= 100 + 3.75NStudent Contributions = N + 0.01N2Quali...
Scale and Communityhttp://forums.udacity.com/…/dropping-out-terrible-headache-and-i-am-not-a-machine
“Sascha”Coenen, HamburgScale and Contribution
What Should UVa Do?
What Mr.JeffersonWouldHaveWanted
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Cabell, 14 January 1818
earlier in the same letter…5000/12 =$416⅔ ~$417
UVa shouldbe aleader, nota follower
UVa should dobig things, notsmall things
CostAcademic Division (2011-2012) $1,360,000,000Undergraduate Tuition Paid $232,000,000Access UVa (2011-2012) $92,000,000R...
Doing Big Things in Open Education!CostAcademic Division (2011-2012) $1,360,000,000Undergraduate Tuition Paid $232,000,000...
UVa shouldbe a forcefor socialmobilityand publicgood
(Modest/Uvacious) ProposalOpen (by default) CollabUniversity-Wide Hybrid ClassAll Incoming Students4th Year Discussion Lea...
David Evanswww.cs.virginia.edu/evansDiscussion
MOOCs, KOOCS, and SMOOCHs (or, Reports of the Death of Traditional Higher Education Have Perhaps Been Slightly Exaggerated)
MOOCs, KOOCS, and SMOOCHs (or, Reports of the Death of Traditional Higher Education Have Perhaps Been Slightly Exaggerated)
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Tech-Connect Brown Bag Talk, Harrison-Small Auditorium, University of Virginia, 1 May 2013

This talk is about my experiences developing open courses with Udacity, and makes the case that scale enables new and exciting opportunities in education because of the economics of amortizing development cost over a large number of students, but more importantly because of the possibility for scale to produce effective learning communities and inspire amazing contributions. The last part of the talk is about what the University of Virginia should do as a leading public institution.

UVa Today article:
http://news.virginia.edu/content/evans-uva-should-be-global-leader-moocs-online-learning
Evans: U.Va. Should Be a Global Leader in MOOCS, Online Learning

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MOOCs, KOOCS, and SMOOCHs (or, Reports of the Death of Traditional Higher Education Have Perhaps Been Slightly Exaggerated)

  1. 1. David Evanshttp://www.cs.virginia.edu/evansDepartment of Computer ScienceUniversity of VirginiaTech-Connect 1 May 2013
  2. 2. Best classes…Ron Rivest’s algorithms classGreg Papadopoulous’ architecture classNed Block’s philosophy classMorris Halle’s phonology classBarbara Liskov’s software engineering classGerry Sussman’s computer science classWalter Lewin’s Physics class…
  3. 3. Baby MusicClass!
  4. 4. Learn usingyour wholebody and all5 senses
  5. 5. Collaborative, funlearning environment
  6. 6. Designed aroundstudents’ attention spans
  7. 7. PersonalMentor forEveryStudent
  8. 8. Standardized,scientificallytestedcurriculum
  9. 9. Class ends with anap, not an exam
  10. 10. MOOCshave along,long wayto go!
  11. 11. My Experiencewith Udacity
  12. 12.
  13. 13. cs1120 Fall 2011 (49 students)
  14. 14. Designed from the start as an open on-line course
  15. 15. Rigorous, academic computer science courseUsing search engine as a driving application
  16. 16. Frequent, meaningful interaction
  17. 17. Homeworks,exams,certificates
  18. 18. Secret weapon!
  19. 19. cs1120 Fall 2011 (49 students)
  20. 20. 1000 students(13 years at UVa)
  21. 21. Initial cs101enrollment:94,285
  22. 22. Total cs101enrollment(throughApril 2013):299,126
  23. 23. NumberofStudentsTraditional Class (MOTE)Positive ImpactNegativeImpact
  24. 24. NumberofStudentsMore ImpactTraditional Class (MOTE)MOOCExpectationsPositive ImpactNegativeImpact
  25. 25. NumberofStudentsPositive ImpactNegativeImpactMore ImpactTraditional Class (MOTE)MOOCExpectationsMOOCOpportunity
  26. 26. Prof. Evans,I am a student in Udacity - CS101 as well as one of thosebrain damaged vets struggling with life we seem to read somuch about these days. Instead of resorting to drunkenviolence and general self destruction (been there, donethat...) I am learning, with your assistance to re-wire mybrain. Current neuroscience research and a flexibleacademic curriculum have given me hope. While slow asmolasses in January I am progressing and the changes inbrain function are having profound effects on my day-to-daylife. No words can express my thanks to you and Mr. Thrun.…Good teaching and removing: stress, stigma and generalbureaucratic bull from learning yields a truly beautiful,powerful growth experience.Very best regards, …
  27. 27. Scale MattersLow Costper StudentCommunity andContributionsWendy Woudstra$3¾
  28. 28. 1101001000100001000001 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024QualityofStudentLearningExperienceNumber of Students
  29. 29. 1101001000100001000001 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024Produced Content= 100 + 3.75NQualityofStudentLearningExperienceNumber of Students
  30. 30. 1101001000100001000001 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024Produced Content= 100 + 3.75NStudent Contributions = N + 0.01N2QualityofStudentLearningExperienceNumber of Students
  31. 31. 1101001000100001000001 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024Produced Content= 100 + 3.75NStudent Contributions = N + 0.01N2QualityofStudentLearningExperienceNumber of StudentsTotal
  32. 32. Scale and Communityhttp://forums.udacity.com/…/dropping-out-terrible-headache-and-i-am-not-a-machine
  33. 33. “Sascha”Coenen, HamburgScale and Contribution
  34. 34. What Should UVa Do?
  35. 35. What Mr.JeffersonWouldHaveWanted
  36. 36. Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Cabell, 14 January 1818
  37. 37. earlier in the same letter…5000/12 =$416⅔ ~$417
  38. 38. UVa shouldbe aleader, nota follower
  39. 39. UVa should dobig things, notsmall things
  40. 40. CostAcademic Division (2011-2012) $1,360,000,000Undergraduate Tuition Paid $232,000,000Access UVa (2011-2012) $92,000,000Rice Hall $65,000,000Buyout cost to fire assistantfootball coaches last year$1,360,000UVa Coursera Courses $150,000Doing Big Things in Open Education!
  41. 41. Doing Big Things in Open Education!CostAcademic Division (2011-2012) $1,360,000,000Undergraduate Tuition Paid $232,000,000Access UVa (2011-2012) $92,000,000Rice Hall $65,000,000Buyout cost to fire assistantfootball coaches last year$1,360,000UVa Coursera Courses $150,000
  42. 42. UVa shouldbe a forcefor socialmobilityand publicgood
  43. 43. (Modest/Uvacious) ProposalOpen (by default) CollabUniversity-Wide Hybrid ClassAll Incoming Students4th Year Discussion LeadersTeam of Faculty and ProducersEvery High School Studentin Virginia should take UVaClasses for Admission andCreditSupport for infrastructureand teachersFree or Very Low CostReal UVa Degrees1M+ graduates/yearHigh rigorCommunity CentersGlobal Reach andReputation
  44. 44. David Evanswww.cs.virginia.edu/evansDiscussion

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