Play With Your MOOC
One Open Tool,
3 Flavors of Learning
Steve Carson - MIT OpenCourseWare
Natalie Rusk - MIT Media Lab
S....
3 Different Flavors
!

Gentle Introduction to Python: Steve Carson
Learning Creative Learning: Natalie Rusk
Play With Your...
It’s Alive!
Steve Carson –
stephen.e.carson@gmail.com
6 March 2014
A simple theory: We don’t need another platform.
Content
Interactivity

Assessment
Content
Interactivity

Assessment
Content
Interactivity

Assessment
Content
Interactivity

Assessment
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Interactivity

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Interactivity

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Content
Interactivity

Assessment

The MOOC Maker
Content
Interactivity

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The MOOC Maker
Content
Interactivity

MOOC-E

Assessment

The MOOC Maker
Eight week course (w 1 break
week)
Structured via e-mail list
Communication archived on
WordPress
No SME support—logistics...
No platform

No teacher
No(t much) money
+

’s
Leverages existing
resources & investments

Provides a flexible
framework for
connecting projects
Provides learners ...
-

’s
Student data is scattered

Lives at mercy of
project production
schedules
Certification wasn’t an
option (at least n...
Seq 1: ~ 5,700 learners

Seq 2: ~2,600
learners
Seq 3: ~1,000 learners
E-Mails opened
Sequence 1 Survey
N = 83
Assuming a 5% response
rate, 1660 “engaged
learners” in week eight.
25% were finished, so
around ...
Sequence 1 Survey
Sequence 1 Survey
Sequence 1 Survey
Thoughts
Platforms are not
necessary.
Learners do just fine moving
across resources.
Maybe communities ought to be
bigger ...
Thoughts
Openness remains important.

Learners now define success.

Maybe the problem with MOOCs
will be they are too chea...
http://mechanicalmooc.org
http://
mechanicalmooc.wordpress.com
Thanks
Learning

Creative
Learning

An open online learning community
Open Invitation to Experiment
G+ Community > 10,000
450+ Small Groups
Global Participation

Adriano Parracciani
Local Gatherings

Shady Hill School
Weekly Seminar (live)
Backchannel Chat
developed in-house / open source
!
“Should call this a top moment in my life -- so many of us
from all ov...
Local Activities

Photos: John Iglar
Sharing Childhood Stories

Jeff Rudell typewriter made in 2nd grade
Organizing Community Events
Open creative learning
by Graciela Arizmendi

Tinkering lab in Rome
by Adriano Parracciani &
M...
What Worked Well
Viewing as collaborative experiment
Featuring community contributions
Adding backchannel chat
Highlightin...
Challenges
Assigned groups not active
Connectivity with panelists
G+ lacks continuity
Changes for LCL 2
Live discussion + recorded clips
New tools: Unhangouts and Discourse
6 sessions è projects è exhibition
...
playwithyourmusic.org
PWYM Learner Engagement Model
http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2012/sonic-analysis-of-tightrope-by-janelle-monae/
http://www.nyu.edu/projects/ruthmann/PWYM/airtraffic/
Our Experiences…
☺ Affinity-based grouping
☹ Email glitch delayed start of course
☺ Course content and structure – Clara &...
Looking forward…
Redesign course to engage G+ community
•
Start course anytime
•
Flexible timeline for course
•
Multiple p...
Get started:
github: p2pu/mechanical-mooc
find out more: reports.p2pu.org

Vanessa Gennarelli
Digital Media and Learning Co...
Questions
Slides: bit.ly/dmlmooc
Steve Carson - @SteveECarson
Natalie Rusk - @nrusk1
S. Alexander Ruthmann - @alexruthmann...
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Play With Your MOOC

  1. 1. Play With Your MOOC One Open Tool, 3 Flavors of Learning Steve Carson - MIT OpenCourseWare Natalie Rusk - MIT Media Lab S. Alexander Ruthmann - NYU Steinhardt Vanessa Gennarelli - P2PU Digital Media and Learning Conference March 6, 2014 Boston, MA
  2. 2. 3 Different Flavors ! Gentle Introduction to Python: Steve Carson Learning Creative Learning: Natalie Rusk Play With Your Music: Alex Ruthman !
  3. 3. It’s Alive! Steve Carson – stephen.e.carson@gmail.com 6 March 2014
  4. 4. A simple theory: We don’t need another platform.
  5. 5. Content Interactivity Assessment
  6. 6. Content Interactivity Assessment
  7. 7. Content Interactivity Assessment
  8. 8. Content Interactivity Assessment
  9. 9. Content Interactivity Assessment
  10. 10. Content Interactivity Assessment ?
  11. 11. Content Interactivity Assessment The MOOC Maker
  12. 12. Content Interactivity Assessment The MOOC Maker
  13. 13. Content Interactivity MOOC-E Assessment The MOOC Maker
  14. 14. Eight week course (w 1 break week) Structured via e-mail list Communication archived on WordPress No SME support—logistics only Three overlapping “sequences”
  15. 15. No platform No teacher No(t much) money
  16. 16. + ’s Leverages existing resources & investments Provides a flexible framework for connecting projects Provides learners with persistent access to resources
  17. 17. - ’s Student data is scattered Lives at mercy of project production schedules Certification wasn’t an option (at least not yet)
  18. 18. Seq 1: ~ 5,700 learners Seq 2: ~2,600 learners Seq 3: ~1,000 learners
  19. 19. E-Mails opened
  20. 20. Sequence 1 Survey N = 83 Assuming a 5% response rate, 1660 “engaged learners” in week eight. 25% were finished, so around 415 complete, or ~7% of total enrollment. But do we care…?
  21. 21. Sequence 1 Survey
  22. 22. Sequence 1 Survey
  23. 23. Sequence 1 Survey
  24. 24. Thoughts Platforms are not necessary. Learners do just fine moving across resources. Maybe communities ought to be bigger than courses.
  25. 25. Thoughts Openness remains important. Learners now define success. Maybe the problem with MOOCs will be they are too cheap to produce, not too expensive.
  26. 26. http://mechanicalmooc.org http:// mechanicalmooc.wordpress.com Thanks
  27. 27. Learning Creative Learning An open online learning community
  28. 28. Open Invitation to Experiment
  29. 29. G+ Community > 10,000
  30. 30. 450+ Small Groups
  31. 31. Global Participation Adriano Parracciani
  32. 32. Local Gatherings Shady Hill School
  33. 33. Weekly Seminar (live)
  34. 34. Backchannel Chat developed in-house / open source ! “Should call this a top moment in my life -- so many of us from all over the world here for learning!” ! “I'll have to watch the video again. I was so intrigued by the backchannel I paid more attention to this conversation.”
  35. 35. Local Activities Photos: John Iglar
  36. 36. Sharing Childhood Stories Jeff Rudell typewriter made in 2nd grade
  37. 37. Organizing Community Events Open creative learning by Graciela Arizmendi Tinkering lab in Rome by Adriano Parracciani & Maria Beatrice Rapacini
  38. 38. What Worked Well Viewing as collaborative experiment Featuring community contributions Adding backchannel chat Highlighting personal stories Encouraging local activities
  39. 39. Challenges Assigned groups not active Connectivity with panelists G+ lacks continuity
  40. 40. Changes for LCL 2 Live discussion + recorded clips New tools: Unhangouts and Discourse 6 sessions è projects è exhibition Encourage local groups
  41. 41. playwithyourmusic.org
  42. 42. PWYM Learner Engagement Model
  43. 43. http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2012/sonic-analysis-of-tightrope-by-janelle-monae/
  44. 44. http://www.nyu.edu/projects/ruthmann/PWYM/airtraffic/
  45. 45. Our Experiences… ☺ Affinity-based grouping ☹ Email glitch delayed start of course ☺ Course content and structure – Clara & Brad ☺ Google charts & spreadsheets ☺ Custom mixing tool & Soundation DAW ☺ Live interview & process videos ☹ Attendance at live interviews (Saturday mornings) ☺ Peer feedback in Google+ community ☹ Strict cohort & fixed week-to-week structure
  46. 46. Looking forward… Redesign course to engage G+ community • Start course anytime • Flexible timeline for course • Multiple pathways within content • Seed affinity groups in G+ ! Content partnerships with major artists !
  47. 47. Get started: github: p2pu/mechanical-mooc find out more: reports.p2pu.org Vanessa Gennarelli Digital Media and Learning Conference Learning Lead, P2PU March 6, 2014 Master’s Candidate, Harvard University Boston, MA @mozzadrella
  48. 48. Questions Slides: bit.ly/dmlmooc Steve Carson - @SteveECarson Natalie Rusk - @nrusk1 S. Alexander Ruthmann - @alexruthmann Vanessa Gennarelli - @mozzadrella Vanessa Gennarelli Digital Media and Learning Conference Learning Lead, P2PU March 6, 2014 Master’s Candidate, Harvard University Boston, MA @mozzadrella

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