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Mt. San Jacinto College http://msjc.edu
Crafting an Effective Writer: http://coursera.org/course/basicwriting
Location of ...
 There’s always a story…..
 Great partners! Coursera and Gates
 Development time: 8 QUICK months!
 Cost: $65,000! $50k from Gates, $15k in-
kind
...
 45, 089 enrolled
 29, 195 actively participated
 11,147 students completed the surveys
 10,214 attempted the first qu...
Item N % Partic. % Regist.
Standard Course Participation
Measures
Registered Student 48,174
Participating Students 34,952 ...
 As a pre-Assessment activity
 As a petition for English placement
 As a brush-up for students while in writing
classes...
3%
2% 2%
4%
22%
50%
17%
Reason for Enrolling
Get a jumpstart on college
while I’m still in high
school.
Prepare to take th...
50%
20%
17%
5%
6%
2%
Entry Survey Participants by Ed Status
Not a student--
goal: to learn and
personal growth
Not a stude...
 166 Countries Represented
 70% Students from outside U.S.
 33% had never taken an online class, 51% had
taken 1-3 onli...
 30% between 25 and 34 years old
 20% between 18 and 24 years old
 18% between 35 and 44 years old
 11% were 50 or old...
End of week 1 “pop” video:
http://youtu.be/9a6h-mgGbCI
Week 2 lecture Video:
http://youtu.be/cVtyZsEG7sw
Our farewell vide...
To enroll in the course, please visit
http://coursera.org/course/basicwri
ting
TedBlake
tblake@msjc.edu
Pat James:
pat.jam...
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Basic Writing MOOC

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This presentation is about the basic writing MOOC that Mt. San Jacinto College developed and offered with the help of a Gates Foundation Grant and Coursera.

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Basic Writing MOOC

  1. 1. Mt. San Jacinto College http://msjc.edu Crafting an Effective Writer: http://coursera.org/course/basicwriting Location of Slides: http://tinyurl.com/mooc-cenic Handout: http://tinyurl.com/mooc-cenic- handout Patricia James pjames@msjc.edu
  2. 2.  There’s always a story…..
  3. 3.  Great partners! Coursera and Gates  Development time: 8 QUICK months!  Cost: $65,000! $50k from Gates, $15k in- kind  Additional help: 7 peer writing tutors  Total: 14 people in the discussions! (session 1)  Session 2: 5 faculty/staff, 2 peer writing tutors, 10 Community TA’s
  4. 4.  45, 089 enrolled  29, 195 actively participated  11,147 students completed the surveys  10,214 attempted the first quiz  8,091 accessed final week of content  3,774 attempted the final quiz  2,749 earned a certificate of completion • These numbers were from the first class offered May 2013, • numbers are similar for 2nd session offered October 2013
  5. 5. Item N % Partic. % Regist. Standard Course Participation Measures Registered Student 48,174 Participating Students 34,952 73% Completed Course (>80%) 3,753 11% 8% Completed w/Distinction (>95%) 1,101 3% 2% Patterns of Participation Disengaged 29,817 62% Declining 6,919 20% 14% Lurking 5,919 17% 12% Persisting 5,519 16% 11% Information from the second session.
  6. 6.  As a pre-Assessment activity  As a petition for English placement  As a brush-up for students while in writing classes  As a brush-up for students who don’t/can’t enroll in an English class  As a resource for flipped/blended classrooms  To become a better writer
  7. 7. 3% 2% 2% 4% 22% 50% 17% Reason for Enrolling Get a jumpstart on college while I’m still in high school. Prepare to take the community college assessment test (you have not taken it yet). Improve my score on the community college assessment test (you took it and want to improve your score). Number=15, 457 2nd session
  8. 8. 50% 20% 17% 5% 6% 2% Entry Survey Participants by Ed Status Not a student-- goal: to learn and personal growth Not a student- goal: career enhancement Student in BA or university institution CC student High school 2nd session
  9. 9.  166 Countries Represented  70% Students from outside U.S.  33% had never taken an online class, 51% had taken 1-3 online classes  Female 65% Male 32% (some chose not to answer)  Among Californians (927 respondents), the participation rate of community college students was much higher than among the general population of survey respondents (25% in California compared to 5% overall).
  10. 10.  30% between 25 and 34 years old  20% between 18 and 24 years old  18% between 35 and 44 years old  11% were 50 or older  5% were 18 or younger “Learning knows no age”
  11. 11. End of week 1 “pop” video: http://youtu.be/9a6h-mgGbCI Week 2 lecture Video: http://youtu.be/cVtyZsEG7sw Our farewell video: http://youtu.be/PYZVZEtWUjo Approved by Quality Matters (score: 95)
  12. 12. To enroll in the course, please visit http://coursera.org/course/basicwri ting TedBlake tblake@msjc.edu Pat James: pat.james.hanz@gmail.com

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