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Backstage: What's Behind the Curtain

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Presentation by Brandon Muramatsu, Jeff Merriman and Cole Shaw at the Learning with MOOCs Workshop in Cambridge, MA on August 13, 2014

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Backstage: What's Behind the Curtain

  1. 1. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. BACKSTAGE What’s Behind the Curtain Brandon Muramatsu, Jeff Merriman & Cole Shaw MIT Office of Digital Learning
  2. 2. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The Problem • MIT Faculty are investing heavily in content development (notes, videos, assessments) for edX and OCW delivery. • Ideally, MIT should manage these resources and make them available as needed to our community for re-use. • Solution must… –Support integration with edX, OCW and others –Be adaptable to new technologies and market products 2
  3. 3. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Current Development Workflows 3 Stellar Course … Course Site Other MIT Support Faculty ProductionMIT Course Class Only MITx (edX) Production MITx MITx on edX MIT Course for edX OCW Course (Scholar) OCW Production OpenCourseWare OCW … MIT Course MIT Course from Stellar MIT Course from Prof.
  4. 4. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Possible Future 4 MIT Digital Learning Infrastructure MIT Content Repositories … MIT Courses Context Experiences MIT Course on Stellar MIT Context+ Repositories … OpenCourseWare MITx Course on edX New Destination
  5. 5. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Proposed Solution – Backstage Services • “Headless” content services with published APIs –REST, Python, Java • Key applications using these services • Support a developer community 5
  6. 6. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Backstage Core Service Suite 6 Videos Assessments Videos MIT Educational Content Related Services Assets Applications Learning Objectives • MC3 VCB Producer Assessment Tools MIToces PRISM
  7. 7. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Producer – Asset Management for Reuse • Motivation –Support content reuse in MITx (edX) content workflow –Ease content search and integration –Explore alternative authoring tools for edX delivery • Status –Proof-of-concept being tested 7
  8. 8. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Producer and Backstage Services 8 Videos Assessments Videos Assets Learning Objectives • MC3 Online Course Platforms Producer
  9. 9. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Assessments • Motivation –Manage, share and author assessment items –Track usage and IRT data across assessment offerings –Implement APIs for taking as well as managing/sharing • Status –Proof of concept drag-and-drop authoring tool (demo) –App to Embed Assessments (QTI assessment items) –Physics Question Bank (PQB) under development 9
  10. 10. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Assessment Backstage Services 10 Drag and Drop edX assessment item authoring Assessments Videos Assets Learning Objectives • MC3 Assessment Authoring
  11. 11. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Video Concept Browser – Browse Video by Concept • Motivation –Enable better use of whole-class lecture video (60- 90 minutes) by segmenting by concepts/topics –Pre-production for MOOC courses • Status –App to browse lecture videos by concepts (demo) 11
  12. 12. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. VCB and Backstage Services 12 Assessments Videos Assets Learning Objectives • MC3 VCB Navigate course video by concept or learning outcome
  13. 13. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Discussion Questions • How are you reusing course content? – Between MOOCs – From existing sources, LMS/VLE, OER, etc. – What tools are you using? • Are you tracking data about asset effectiveness? – E.g., Did learners have difficulties answering a particular question correctly? Did learners skip materials? Etc. • Does your course include learning outcomes and transparently link outcomes with content and assessments? 13
  14. 14. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. BACKSTAGE The End! Brandon Muramatsu, mura@mit.edu Jeff Merriman, merriman@mit.edu Cole Shaw, cjshaw@mit.edu

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