Centrale-Beihang workshop, 11/12/2012, updated 20/01/2013Testing out Massive Open Online  Courses (MOOCs) at Centrale    L...
Intro : experience of online courses1. What are MOOCs ?     –       Impact on higher education2. Students at école Central...
Introduction : my experience of        online courses
My experience of online courses :                   timeline and stats• Timeline :     –   2000 : Open license sharing of ...
My experience of online courses :                          conclusions• Open license : Creative Commons-by-NC-SA• A lot of...
What are MOOCs ?Presently Coursera has the biggest offer, offering courses from big                        name universities
Mooc learning environment (1/2)20/01/2013
Mooc learning environment (2/2)20/01/2013
MOOC video course20/01/2013
From professor in a lecture hall to online           instructor of tens of thousands• Huge enrollments     – Free, no tuit...
• MOOCs are causing higher education to shift     – From a vertically integrated model to a horizontally       integrated ...
Impact on higher education• A new business model ?     – Under Coursera’s contracts, the company gets most of       the re...
Competitors and consequences• Lower-tier universities,     – In the US : costly tuition, may have trouble convincing stude...
Students at école Centrale de Lille       enrolled in MOOCs :             feedback20/01/2013
• First year students at ecole Centrale de Lille     – This year : suggestion to enroll a MOOC course in       addition to...
Chosen courses (19% took both and answered twice)20/01/2013
Dropout rate                     +6 students did not fill this                     questionnaire, so                     •...
Course Quality                       On a scale from 0 to 10                       •   Happy students                     ...
Learning system             On a scale from 0 to 10             •   Happy students             •   More satisfaction with ...
Local study groups  Centrale Students live in same dorm  •   1 = no contacts w/ other students  •   Despite encouragments,...
Workload3 hours/week•   ..Except one student who took OA advanced,    with 8-10 hours per submitted essay•   One MOOC comp...
Enrollment motives                    Many motivations (several answers possible)                    •   + Practising engl...
How can we help MOOCs locally ?                    No big demands except..                    •   Giving recognition of su...
Other questions (details on request)• Online contacts     – Course forum mostly     – Very few contacts• Useful to success...
Should Centrale also launchMOOCs of its own and how ?
• In french, chinese, english ?• What platform ?     – Canvas <= in progress     – Coursera <= very busy, big name and top...
Questions ?• Warning : you cannot use Coursera in a curriculum     – "You may not take any Online Course offered by       ...
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  1. 1. Centrale-Beihang workshop, 11/12/2012, updated 20/01/2013Testing out Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at Centrale Lille : feedback and issues for the future Rémi Bachelet Laboratoire de de modélisation et de management des organisations (LM2O)
  2. 2. Intro : experience of online courses1. What are MOOCs ? – Impact on higher education2. Students at école Centrale de Lille enrolled in a MOOC course – Feedback : motivation, dropout, course quality, Local study groups, workload – What is left to us locally ?3. MOOCs are proposed by the most famous world universities – Should Centrale also launch MOOCs of its own and how ?20/01/2013
  3. 3. Introduction : my experience of online courses
  4. 4. My experience of online courses : timeline and stats• Timeline : – 2000 : Open license sharing of slides – 2008 : SEO => more traffic – 2010 : videos, distance learning program – 2012 : website revamp http://gestiondeprojet.pm – Lately : enrolled in MOOCs .. Including ITyPA – Enrollment in progress : MOOC gestion de projet (project management)• Web analytics : – Website : 14k+ unique visits/month – Videos : 1800 hours watched/month – Online Certificate : 40 certificates/year – My MOOC : 200-300 enrolled/week without external support20/01/2013
  5. 5. My experience of online courses : conclusions• Open license : Creative Commons-by-NC-SA• A lot of work – Courses need to be rewritten – Website development/maintenance – Video recording takes time – Not just slides, • Interactive quizz, model documents • Widening of topics : finance for projects, problem-solving… • Bringing contracts to the lab20/01/2013
  6. 6. What are MOOCs ?Presently Coursera has the biggest offer, offering courses from big name universities
  7. 7. Mooc learning environment (1/2)20/01/2013
  8. 8. Mooc learning environment (2/2)20/01/2013
  9. 9. MOOC video course20/01/2013
  10. 10. From professor in a lecture hall to online instructor of tens of thousands• Huge enrollments – Free, no tuition fee – 10k+ students, 100.000 students is possible• Teach in new ways : Crowdsourcing technology – discussion forums, • every student reading the forum vote questions and comments up or down – peer grading : • student must score the work of five classmates to get their own score, the average of what their peers gave them – Online video Q&A, wiki – Video lessons in short segments, • embedded quiz questions to keep the viewer engaged and provide instant feedback20/01/2013
  11. 11. • MOOCs are causing higher education to shift – From a vertically integrated model to a horizontally integrated one – Decoupling teaching and learning from the campus on a mass scale There are in fact many types of MOOCs : xMOOCs, cMOOCs, task-oriented… and within theses types many different implementations.20/01/2013
  12. 12. Impact on higher education• A new business model ? – Under Coursera’s contracts, the company gets most of the revenue; the universities keep 6 percent to 15 percent of the revenue, and 20 percent of gross profits• Exclusionary model called into question. – Today a universitys quality is based on the number of students it rejects. – MOOC enable all interested persons to take courses, – …regardless of their qualifications.20/01/2013
  13. 13. Competitors and consequences• Lower-tier universities, – In the US : costly tuition, may have trouble convincing students that their courses are worth the price – Tempted to drop some courses and substitute cheaper online instruction from big- name professors• Top universities – every major university is thinking about what they will do online – stand to gain, both in prestige and in their ability to refine their pedagogy; – no fears about diluting their brand-name appeal.• Competitors – Coursera, 2 millions enrolled students as of 12/2012 • Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford and the University of Michigan, 33+ university partners. • Coursera is looking for big names partners now • Participating schools• Udacity, edX, Canvas Network, China Open Resources for Education, Future Learn…20/01/2013
  14. 14. Students at école Centrale de Lille enrolled in MOOCs : feedback20/01/2013
  15. 15. • First year students at ecole Centrale de Lille – This year : suggestion to enroll a MOOC course in addition to normal curriculum (not included in our course). – 33 (=12%) of them decided to try out (on their own initiative) • 33 answers open questionnaire • 27 answers closed questionnaire• Centrale Lille course was the 32-hours “sociologie des organisations” (Sociology of Organizations) – Social Network Analysis UMich ; 8 weeks, finished – Organizational Analysis Standford 10 weeks, exam open20/01/2013
  16. 16. Chosen courses (19% took both and answered twice)20/01/2013
  17. 17. Dropout rate +6 students did not fill this questionnaire, so • 27% dropout from start to just before the exam • Volonteers only20/01/2013
  18. 18. Course Quality On a scale from 0 to 10 • Happy students • More satisfaction with Umich than Standford20/01/2013
  19. 19. Learning system On a scale from 0 to 10 • Happy students • More satisfaction with Umich than Standford20/01/2013
  20. 20. Local study groups Centrale Students live in same dorm • 1 = no contacts w/ other students • Despite encouragments, wiki page.. limited success20/01/2013
  21. 21. Workload3 hours/week• ..Except one student who took OA advanced, with 8-10 hours per submitted essay• One MOOC compatible with the challenging Centrale curriculum 20/01/2013
  22. 22. Enrollment motives Many motivations (several answers possible) • + Practising english, discovery of another way of learning, Certificate of completion, curious… • - university reputation (!) , choose learning rythm20/01/2013
  23. 23. How can we help MOOCs locally ? No big demands except.. • Giving recognition of success in our own cursus.. • .. but this a problem with Coursera’s MOOCs (we’ll come back on that)20/01/2013
  24. 24. Other questions (details on request)• Online contacts – Course forum mostly – Very few contacts• Useful to success 1. Videos, quizzes (90-80%) 2. Slides, subtitles (40-50%)• Perceived difficulty : – answers clustered near « average » (this is good)20/01/2013
  25. 25. Should Centrale also launchMOOCs of its own and how ?
  26. 26. • In french, chinese, english ?• What platform ? – Canvas <= in progress – Coursera <= very busy, big name and top-down only – Google course builder, other …• Collective/separate action ? – Beware : • A lot of serious work • Exposure : will be compared to other MOOCs20/01/2013
  27. 27. Questions ?• Warning : you cannot use Coursera in a curriculum – "You may not take any Online Course offered by Coursera or use any Letter of Completion as part of any tuition-based or for-credit certification” (Students terms of use) – Always check MOOC license beforehand20/01/2013

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