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Hugh Davis MOOCs

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Hugh Davis MOOCs

  1. 1. The Changing Face of MOOCs: New Platforms, New Paradigms In Learning Hugh Davis @HughDavis Professor of Learning Technologies APVC and Director of Education Director of CITE and PDU CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION October 2013
  2. 2. What is a MOOC? Massive - some have 10,000s registered. Open = free anyone can register Online although many have a parallel blended incarnation Course - that runs at a given time with a given cohort (but not necessarily accredited for anything) - CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 2
  3. 3. This Talk Context Reason’s for making MOOCs How MOOCs change accredited learning The FutureLearn Platform Not going to talk much about Pedagogy (see ALT-MEMBERS JISCMAIL discussion ) MOOCS vs “traditional” Online Learning CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 3
  4. 4. HE Context - Changing Business model for higher education Fees going up faster than value of degree Increased demand for flexibility of study (particularly CPD) Need for universities to globalize or specialize Challenge from alternative educational providers (particularly for MSc’s/CPD) becoming real All these things imply a greater engagement with on-line CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 4
  5. 5. The Napster moment “The Avalanche Report” Barber, M. Donnelly, K & Rizvi, S. (March 2013). An Avalanche is Coming; Higher Education and the Revolution Ahead. Institute for Public Policy Research. 5
  6. 6. End of the campus...? Clicks not bricks?
  7. 7. Southampton Context Lots of experience in the small scale TEL and on-line Need to expand global operation – but lacking large scale experience and investment in sufficient TEL support staff CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 7
  8. 8. Then Along Comes the FutureLearn MOOC platform CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION And many things beginning with “British… 8
  9. 9. “Traditional” reasons Universities do MOOCs 9
  10. 10. Enhancing our Reputation and Brand Southampton is offering Web Science and Oceanography based MOOCs as its first offerings.. CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 10
  11. 11. New Markets (1) =“Pull through” Informal Learning Non Formal Learning Formal Learning Formal Learning YouTube, iTunesU MOOCs OERs Modules Whole Programmes Pulling Students through from the Informal to the Formal CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 11
  12. 12. New markets (2) - Global Reach Web Science MOOC Registrations CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 12
  13. 13. New markets (3) – flexible learning There will be many other options than “boarding school degrees” When employers accept on-line certification then things will really change CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION HE for non-traditional students and for CPD 13
  14. 14. Provide a public service http://iberry.com/cms/OER.htm CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 14
  15. 15. But there’s much more.. 15
  16. 16. MOOCs in campus based learning External non-paying MOOCers MOOC Paying Students CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 16
  17. 17. Fully accredited programmes offered as MOOCs CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 17
  18. 18. Articulated Degrees Degree Programme F2F Module MOOC at Stanford CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION OU Module MOOC at Soton Capstone Project 18
  19. 19. End of the lecture? The flipped MOOC / flipped classroom From www.sophia.org CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 19
  20. 20. The Futurelearn Platform 20
  21. 21. PRODUCT VISION Designed for mobile, tablets and desktop CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION Page21
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  29. 29. MOOCs vs On-line learning 29
  30. 30. Comparing MOOCs with Degree Courses Degree Courses-including online MOOCs • Pedagogic Plan YES • Learning Resources YES ++ • Teacher/tutor x • Formative Assessment/Feedback Only if it does not cost so (objective, peer, self evaluation) • Personal Guidance x • Support x • Examination ?? Maybe – or certificates of completion • Accreditation Not yet but watch this space (The QAA certainly are!) CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 30
  31. 31. Demographics of Edinburgh’s MOOCs (MOOCs @ Edinburgh 2013 - Report #1) CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGIES & EDUCATION 31
  32. 32. End of the campus...? I don’t think so! Challenge is to optimise the campus experience by embracing the digital movement, and freeing up the timetable to allow for higher quality contact time Clicks AND Bricks
  33. 33. MOOCs = more choice & flexibility Thank you Any Questions? Hugh Davis @HughDavis users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/hcd hcd@soton.ac.uk And meanwhile we are developing our capacity to develop high quality on-line courses

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