OCWC Global Conference 2013: The Mechanical Mooc - A Gentle Introduction to Python: It's Alive!

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OCWC Global Conference 2013: The Mechanical Mooc - A Gentle Introduction to Python: It's Alive!

  1. 1. It’s Alive!Steve Carson – scarson@mit.edu8 May 2013
  2. 2. A simple theory: We don’t need another platform.
  3. 3. ContentAssessmentInteractivity
  4. 4. ContentAssessmentInteractivity
  5. 5. ContentAssessmentInteractivity
  6. 6. ContentAssessmentInteractivity
  7. 7. ContentAssessmentInteractivity
  8. 8. ContentAssessmentInteractivity?
  9. 9. ContentAssessmentInteractivityThe MOOC Maker
  10. 10. ContentAssessmentInteractivityThe MOOC Maker
  11. 11. ContentAssessmentInteractivityThe MOOC MakerMOOC-E
  12. 12. No teacherNo platformNo(t much) money
  13. 13. Structured via e-mail listEight week course (w 1 break week)No SME support—logistics onlyCommunication archived on WordPressThree overlapping “sequences”
  14. 14. HTTLCS open text bookCodecademy exercisesMIT OCW videos and assignmentsOpenStudy for questions
  15. 15. Provides a flexibleframework forconnecting projectsLeverages existing resources& investmentsProvides learners withpersistent access to resources+’s
  16. 16. Lives at mercy of projectproduction schedulesStudent data is scatteredCertification wasn’t an option(at least not yet)-’s
  17. 17. Seq 2: ~2,600 learnersSeq 1: ~ 5,700 learnersSeq 3: ~1,000 learners
  18. 18. E-Mails opened
  19. 19. Sequence 1 SurveyN = 83Assuming a 5% responserate, 1660 “engaged learners”in week eight.25% were finished, soaround 415 complete, or~7% of total enrollment.But do we care…?
  20. 20. Sequence 1 Survey
  21. 21. Sequence 1 Survey
  22. 22. Sequence 1 Survey
  23. 23. ThoughtsPlatforms are not necessary.Learners do just fine moving acrossresources.Maybe communities ought to bebigger than courses.
  24. 24. ThoughtsOpenness remainsimportant.Learners now define success.Maybe the problem with MOOCs willbe they are too cheap to produce, nottoo expensive.
  25. 25. FinallyNew sequence starts in June!Thankshttp://mechanicalmooc.orghttp://mechanicalmooc.wordpress.com

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