16.00 qs2 group b jo anne murray

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16.00 qs2 group b jo anne murray

  1. 1. Dr Jo-Anne Murray Director of Postgraduate (Taught) and E-learning Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies University of Edinburgh Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  2. 2. Massive: Thousands of participants MOOCs
  3. 3. Open: Anyone can join MOOCs
  4. 4. Online: Coursera VLE MOOCs
  5. 5. Courses: Variable duration Usually 5 to 10 weeks MOOCs
  6. 6. MOOCs Based on: Building Connections; Collaborations; Sharing Resources Little/no tutor input
  7. 7. MOOCs Designed for flexibility - Time - Location - Completion - Entry requirements - Assessment - Subject choice
  8. 8. Edinburgh MOOCs Over 309,000 registrations Most courses ran 5 weeks Over 123,000 accessed course sites
  9. 9. Equine Nutrition MOOC Over 24,000 registrations
  10. 10. Equine Nutrition MOOC
  11. 11. Equine Nutrition MOOC
  12. 12. Equine Nutrition MOOC 3 teaching assistants
  13. 13. Equine Nutrition MOOC
  14. 14. Equine Nutrition MOOC Over 98,000 quiz submissions Assessment - Weekly quizzes (10 questions) - Final quiz (50 questions)
  15. 15. Equine Nutrition MOOC Course activity - 19,000 active students (76 %) - 5,600 active until the end (30 % completion rate) Surveyed participants on: - Demographics - Overall MOOC experience - Engagement with the course - Suitability of the learning materials - Interactions on the course
  16. 16. Equine Nutrition MOOC Demographics - Over 4,000 responses - 92 % had not taken a MOOC before Majority aged between 25 and 54 40 % UK 25 % USA 8 % Canada 5 % Australia 12 % other 49 % had a degree level qualification
  17. 17. Equine Nutrition MOOC 92 % rated course as excellent or very good
  18. 18. Equine Nutrition MOOC Engagement with the course
  19. 19. Equine Nutrition MOOC Suitability of the learning materials
  20. 20. Equine Nutrition MOOC Interactions on the course
  21. 21. Equine Nutrition MOOC Interactivity Tutor experiences: Expectation of tutor support Time consuming Difficult to step back Different type of students Fun honestly!
  22. 22. Equine Nutrition MOOC Benefits - Well received - Raised profile of PG courses - Widened participation - Knowledge dissemination - Research Lessons learned - Set expectations at start - Keep materials concise - Short video lectures - Step back from discussions boards - State etiquette on boards at start
  23. 23. Conclusion: • Participants rated course ↑ • Videos/quizzes accessed weekly/most weeks • Discussions forums used less frequently • Interactions rated ↓ than learning materials MOOCs
  24. 24. Thank you for listening Edinburgh MOOCs

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