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Facilitated MOOCs and local support by Alastair Creelman (Linnaeus University)

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Facilitated MOOCs and local support by Alastair Creelman (Linnaeus University)

  1. 1. Facilitated MOOCs and local support Alastair Creelman Linnaeus University, Sweden alastair.creelman@lnu.se Twitter: @alacre
  2. 2. CC BY-NC-ND Some rights reserved by Cat Burton on Flickr The promise of open
  3. 3. CC BY Some rights reserved by Tim Green aka atoach Those who most need open education don’t know it exists
  4. 4. MOOCs: crowded, intimidating, confusing CC BY Some rights reserved by Alessandro Vasaturo
  5. 5. CC BY-NC-ND Some rights reserved by inheritancemag MOOC barriers MOOCs favour those with • Study skills • Digital literacy • English as native language • University degree/academic background • Good internet access • Good income Read: Socioeconomic Status and MOOC Enrollment: Enriching Demographic Information with External Datasets. John Hansen & Justin Reich (Harvard university)
  6. 6. Building communities CC BY Some rights reserved by wildxplorer Empathy Security Peer support Privacy
  7. 7. Safe bubbles in a sea of openness CC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by Jez Page
  8. 8. MOOC ecosystems Special interest groupsLanguage support Translation Local study groups For-credit spin-offs CC BY-NC Some rights reserved by Nick Hobgood Study skills Webinars
  9. 9. Linguistic diversity – a community approach • Google Translator Toolkit • Coursera translator community • Open EdX • TED Open translation project • Khan Academy translation • Amara subtitle editor CC BY-NC Some rights reserved by nofrills
  10. 10. Opening up MOOCs • Open course platforms to enable regional adaptations e. g. MOOC for development (Commonwealth of learning) • Tools to allow smaller languages to exploit MOOCs • Learning together: MOOC Meetups • Wrapped MOOCs CC BY-NC-ND Some rights reserved by ReSurge International
  11. 11. Questions? CC BY Some rights reserved by mripp

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