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Guntuku Dileepkumar
President and Founding Director
AgTech Innovation Labs
Iowa State University Research Park, Ames, Iowa...
Outline
 About AgMOOCs
 About Flipped Classroom
 Learning experiences from Inaugural Pilots
 Moving Forward
Evolution of Classroom
Next Generation
Next Generation
Traditional/Onsite Vs Virtual Learning
Class room size: 20-25
No. of courses: 22
Class room size: No limit
No. of courses:...
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
 An online course aimed at large-scale participation and open
access via the internet
...
Course/Content Modelling
 Short Video lectures (10-20 minutes) recorded specifically for online
- supporting material/han...
State of MOOCs: Global Review
Source: http://monitor.icef.com/2015/01/global-review-maps-state-moocs-2014/
The cumulative ...
State of MOOCs: Global Review
Source: http://monitor.icef.com/2015/01/global-review-maps-state-moocs-2014/
http://monitor....
July 17-18, 2014, University of Florida, Florida
Oct 16, 2014, World Food Prize Symposium, IOWA
One Agriculture-One Scienc...
 In 1960s, the establishment of Agricultural
Universities in India, on the pattern similar to
that of the Land Grant coll...
Virtual Knowledge Series Platform
Knowledge Repository
Classroom without Walls ICT Literacy
(especially on MOOCs)
Partners...
Launch of Frist Ever MOOCs for Agricultural
Professionals
https://iitbombayx.in/courses/NVAforIA/PATH372.1x/2015-16/about
...
Course Structure-Execution-Feedback
Total 903
Course Structure-Execution-Feedback
Course Structure-Execution-Feedback
Video Lecture
Quiz
Course Structure-Execution-Feedback
Course Structure-Execution-Feedback
89 people received the course
completion certificate as they
scored more than 50% mark...
1. The global seed industry – importance of international trade policies and
regulations
2. Development and seed productio...
What experts and leaders say?
“Technology today allows us to customize our education
according to learning styles – and th...
Moving Forward
Lower-level courses may turn into
MOOCs to reduce the economic
burden on universities when they hit
hard wi...
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“AgMOOCs in Flipped Classroom”: To Promote Interactive Learning in Agriculture Education – by Guntuku Dileepkumar Iowa State University

  1. 1. Guntuku Dileepkumar President and Founding Director AgTech Innovation Labs Iowa State University Research Park, Ames, Iowa, USA dileep@agtechinnovationlabs.com “AgMOOCs in Flipped Classroom”: To Promote Interactive Learning in Agriculture Education
  2. 2. Outline  About AgMOOCs  About Flipped Classroom  Learning experiences from Inaugural Pilots  Moving Forward
  3. 3. Evolution of Classroom
  4. 4. Next Generation
  5. 5. Next Generation
  6. 6. Traditional/Onsite Vs Virtual Learning Class room size: 20-25 No. of courses: 22 Class room size: No limit No. of courses: 8
  7. 7. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)  An online course aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the internet  Goals  Number of web-based platforms provide run time environment/delivery to MOOCs o Offer quality education to the most remote corners of the world o Help people further their careers o Help people expand intellectual and personal networks with strong communities
  8. 8. Course/Content Modelling  Short Video lectures (10-20 minutes) recorded specifically for online - supporting material/hand outs  Quizzes integrated into lectures  TA/Professor Moderated discussion forums  Shared comment/discussion space  Badges or certificate of completion  Learning Analytics
  9. 9. State of MOOCs: Global Review Source: http://monitor.icef.com/2015/01/global-review-maps-state-moocs-2014/ The cumulative number of MOOCs scheduled or started, 2011-2015 Source: Class Central Course distribution by MOOC provider Source: Class Central More than 20 million users - 2500 courses
  10. 10. State of MOOCs: Global Review Source: http://monitor.icef.com/2015/01/global-review-maps-state-moocs-2014/ http://monitor.icef.com/2017/01/global-mooc-enrolment-jumped-last-year/ The cumulative number of MOOCs scheduled or started, 2012-2016 Source: Class Central Course distribution by MOOC provider Source: Class Central Very few Agricultural courses More than 58 million users - 6850 courses - > 700 Universities
  11. 11. July 17-18, 2014, University of Florida, Florida Oct 16, 2014, World Food Prize Symposium, IOWA One Agriculture-One Science • Conceptualized in July 2014 • Subsequent meetings strengthened the initiative
  12. 12.  In 1960s, the establishment of Agricultural Universities in India, on the pattern similar to that of the Land Grant colleges of the United States (integration of education, research and extension), contributed a lot in boosting the agricultural growth.  The model has shown a direction in reorganizing and strengthening the agricultural education system in India and also helped in bringing diverse subjects in the course curriculum integrating provision of hands-on practical exposure to the student.  Outdated curriculum,  Unavailability of good quality faculty members  Requirement of reorienting the agricultural education according to the changing scenarios at national and international level etc.  percentage of students pursuing agriculture as an undergraduate or a post graduate degree or PhD, remains amongst the lowest as a comparison to the other streams (All India Survey on Higher Education, MHRD). Reasons… Inaugural Pilot
  13. 13. Virtual Knowledge Series Platform Knowledge Repository Classroom without Walls ICT Literacy (especially on MOOCs) Partners Inaugural Pilot
  14. 14. Launch of Frist Ever MOOCs for Agricultural Professionals https://iitbombayx.in/courses/NVAforIA/PATH372.1x/2015-16/about “I am happy to announce the launch of this first ever MOOCs for agricultural professionals – a timely initiative as knowledge revolution is the need of the hour,” Dr MS Swaminathan sai - See more at: http://www.thecropsite.com/news/17309/indias- first-free-online-agri-course- opens/#sthash.3S4WGLl6.dpuf Starts from February 9 to April 6, 2015 “The course could significantly push the bar for quality online education to meet the requirements specifically of India’s agricultural education system, where available resources are scarce relative to the extremely large audience – in a country where more than 70 per cent of the population is involved in agriculture directly or indirectly,” Dr MS Swaminathan said while announcing the opening of the course.
  15. 15. Course Structure-Execution-Feedback Total 903
  16. 16. Course Structure-Execution-Feedback
  17. 17. Course Structure-Execution-Feedback Video Lecture Quiz
  18. 18. Course Structure-Execution-Feedback
  19. 19. Course Structure-Execution-Feedback 89 people received the course completion certificate as they scored more than 50% marks in all examinations
  20. 20. 1. The global seed industry – importance of international trade policies and regulations 2. Development and seed production of improved crop varieties 3. Seed physiology, germination and seed health testing 4. Post-harvest management of seeds 5. Strategic resource management in seed enterprises 6. Accounting and finance for seed enterprises 7. Information and process management 8. Marketing and selling improved seed varieties Classrooms without Walls Sustainable SEED MOOCs
  21. 21. What experts and leaders say? “Technology today allows us to customize our education according to learning styles – and that this can be done without harming traditional brick and mortar schools.” Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring , Authors of The Innovative University book
  22. 22. Moving Forward Lower-level courses may turn into MOOCs to reduce the economic burden on universities when they hit hard with budget cuts Rise of MOOCs in future may bring changes in the learning measurement, evaluation and accreditation Lower level universities might become facilitators for online courses. California State Senate bill (SB520) encourages universities to teach lower division classes as MOOCs How will WE play a part in the revolution of learning?

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