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EMMA Summer School - Rosanna De Rosa, Ruth Kerr - Experiencing MOOCs: Lesson Learnt

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These two sessions will provide an opportunity to hear about the experiences of EMMA MOOC providers in their first year of operation. Find out what worked – and what didn’t work – during the first year’s offer of MOOCs on EMMA.

This presentation was given during the EMMA Summer School, that took place in Ischia (Italy) on 4-11 July 2015.

More info on the website: http://project.europeanmoocs.eu/project/get-involved/summer-school/

Follow our MOOCs: http://platform.europeanmoocs.eu/MOOCs

Design and deliver your MOOC with EMMA: http://project.europeanmoocs.eu/project/get-involved/become-an-emma-mooc-provider/

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EMMA Summer School - Rosanna De Rosa, Ruth Kerr - Experiencing MOOCs: Lesson Learnt

  1. 1. EMMA SUMMER SCHOOL 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy) Experiencing MOOCs: Lesson Learnt Rosanna De Rosa, Ruth Kerr www.europeanmoocs.euCIP grant agreement no. 621030 #euMOOCs
  2. 2. Experiencing Moocs: Lesson Learnt www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 TRAIN HOOC DESIGN
  3. 3. Experiencing Moocs: Lesson Learnt www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 The value of a MOOC is embedded in its pedagogical approach and in the quality of instructional design. As Larry Cooperman said: content is not pedagogy, pedagogy is not instruction, instruction is not teaching Source: instructionaldesign.org/ Creating a MOOC is not only about putting videos and textual material togheter. «Lesson 0: Early focus on instructional design and pedagogical approach cannot be avoid :TIP instructional design The process by which instruction is improved through the analysis of learning needs and systematic development of learning materials. Instructional designers often use technology and multimedia as tools to enhance instruction.
  4. 4. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 Lesson 1: Give to the courses, the name that stand out or grab your interest DESIGN Experiencing Moocs: Lesson Learnt
  5. 5. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 2: Shorter courses at kinder pace (4-6 weeks). Long courses need to be sub- divided Alison: Nano courses: 3-4 hours DESIGN
  6. 6. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 3: Storytelling is a useful way to capture the student’s attention DESIGN
  7. 7. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 4: Video external sources appreciated. Acknowledge is teaching to acknowledge DESIGN
  8. 8. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 5: Video presentation must engage and invite students to join the course DESIGN
  9. 9. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 6: Long videos do not work DESIGN «Unsurprisingly, students engaged more with shorter videos. Traditional in- person lectures usually last an hour, but students have much shorter attention spans when watching educational videos online. The graph below shows median engagement times versus video length, aggregated over several million video watching sessions» Source: Philip Guo (Edx researcher: https://www.edx.org/blog/optimal-video-length-student-engagement)
  10. 10. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 7: Video should be clearly structured to create priming effects DESIGN Tips Priming refers to the activation of a node in a cognitive network, which may serve as a filter, an interpretive frame, or a premise for further information processingor judgment formation.[2] Source: Wikipedia
  11. 11. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 8: The quality of video and content and the way the message is transmitted are crucial: evaluate your resources several times DESIGN Quality of the streaming: Google report
  12. 12. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 9: Connect different tools DESIGN Source: http://bigideasineducation.ca/
  13. 13. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 10: Study material should be self-contained for self-studying DESIGN A little success, prepare to greater success
  14. 14. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 1: Using threshold concepts create sense of direction and mindful learning HOOK Source: Ray Land, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Example: Conceptualize the research process as inquiry
  15. 15. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 2: Topics must be innovative and practical in some way, highlighting the cross-topic and complementary ones HOOK Be creative: transform useless concepts in new ideas
  16. 16. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 3: online engagement is different from off line engagement. Think about how much empathy is an effective in a digital world and how to create it HOOK Promote emotional literacy
  17. 17. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 4: The level of engagement is higher when students clearly feel they are progressing HOOK Celebrate progressing
  18. 18. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 5: Use communication tools to leverage the courses HOOK Lots of positive communications!
  19. 19. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 1: Teachers is not always an instructional designer: TRAIN TRAIN Do not take for granted that a good f2f teacher can trasform its teaching in an online environment: consider the role of having a real, active classroom
  20. 20. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 2: Teachers’ communication skills affect the completion rates http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/ch11.html Communication is more than: • Replying questions of the students • Solving their doubts/queries etc • Giving some task for next class in advance • Having group discussion out of the class • Uploading lesson presentation to web spaces • Check students progress • Managing e-groups: upload, poll, discussion, photos etc Communication in an online education space is all about creating a positive climate. Do not stress your students with to much participation requests TRAIN
  21. 21. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 3: Encourage/improve cross-pollination of courses TRAIN Cross-pollination do not happen for magic nor as in a natural way. Need to give instruction to users to transform the cultural diversity and multicultural approach from a simple feature into a learning opportunity
  22. 22. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Lesson 4: Encourage use of translation services TRAIN Multilingualism is a plus. Both the teachers and students could experience it in some way. Be creative
  23. 23. www.europeanmoocs.eu 4-11 July @ Ischia (Italy)CIP grant agreement no. 621030 EMMa experience: Lesson LearnT Last lesson: Online teaching is not fast at all. Time and resources are required! Cooperation with other teachers could be a way for sustainability
  24. 24. More working idea • Weekly video feedback • EMMA stories section on website • Create MOOC teacher group: research-based and practical • Tutor online/offline training sessions • Experience interdisciplinarity and/or multidisciplinarity mooc approach • Higher visibility for the faculty participanting to Emma Thank you

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