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CIT MOOCs May 2013


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"Open Learning Through a MOOC's Lens" presented at CIT May 2013

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CIT MOOCs May 2013

  1. 1. Open Learning Through a MOOC’sLensBetty Hurley-DasguptaMay 24, 2013
  2. 2. Initial Discussion
  3. 3. I have the following experience with MOOCs:A. I have taken a MOOC.B. I have talked with someone about theirexperience with taking a MOOC.C. I have read an article praising MOOCs.D. I have read an article raising concernsabout MOOCs.3Which best describes you?
  4. 4. What is a MOOC?
  5. 5. Open Learning- UNESCO DefinitionOPEN LEARNING - instructional systems inwhich many facets of the learning processare under the control of the learner. Itattempts to deliver learning opportunitieswhere, when, and how the learner needsthem.
  6. 6. “Open” Defined by David Wiley“By „open‟ it is generally meant that theresource is available at no cost to others foradaptation and reuse in different contexts.”
  7. 7. Open?Permission to Use Materials (Coursera)All content or other materials available on the Sites,including but not limited to code, images, text, layouts,arrangements, displays, illustrations, audio and video clips,HTML files and other content are the property of Courseraand/or its affiliates or licensors and are protected bycopyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectualproperty rights under the United States and foreign laws….
  8. 8. List of MOOCsMooc.ca8
  9. 9. Course?- Khan Academy9
  10. 10. Course?- MathMOOC10
  11. 11. Course- Coursera11
  12. 12. Canvas Network12Provides free platform for open online courses“open, online learning as defined by you”If course is free, no charge to provider
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  14. 14. Co-Facilitators and Researcher for ESCMOOCsCatherine A. BlissWith RetSam Zhang, tech supportBetty Hurley-Dasguptaand Carol Yeager
  15. 15. Our first cMOOC Fall 2011( )Offered for both credit and not for credit
  16. 16. What is Connectivism?• Principles of connectivism:• Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.• Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes orinformation sources.• Learning may reside in non-human appliances.• Capacity to know more is more critical than what iscurrently known• Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed tofacilitate continual learning.
  17. 17. What is Connectivism? (con’d)• Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, andconcepts is a core skill.• Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intentof all connectivist learning activities.• Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosingwhat to learn and the meaning of incoming information isseen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there isa right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due toalterations in the information climate affecting thedecision.
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  19. 19. ( )our second MOOC Fall 2012Not offered for credit
  20. 20. You Tube Videos of VizMath Presentations
  21. 21. SWOT Analysis
  22. 22. Strengths Global reachIncreased accessLearner-centeredCan help build 21st Century LearningSkills22
  23. 23. Areas for Improvement EngagementAssessmentAbility to Reuse23
  24. 24. Opportunity Creative UsesFaculty DevelopmentMore efficient path to degree24
  25. 25. Risk Credit for superficial learningCorporate ModelDevaluing of college degree25
  26. 26. Reflections/Questions
  27. 27. AssessmentACE-evaluated Coursera coursesAutomated AssessmentPeer assessmentMOOCs and use of ePortfolios29
  28. 28. Mathematical Journey
  29. 29. As these online universities gain traction, and startcounting for actual college course credit, they‟ll mostlikely have enormous real-world impact. They‟ll help ingetting jobs and creating business ideas. They mightjust live up to their hype. For millions of people aroundthe globe with few resources, MOOCs may even belife-changing.A.J. Jacobs
  30. 30. References