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Innovative Educational Technology and Educational Infrastructure at MIT

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Innovative Educational Technology and Educational Infrastructure at MIT

  1. 1. Innovative Educational Technology and Educational Infrastructure at MIT October 15, 2014 Brandon Muramatsu mura@mit.edu Cite as: Muramatsu, B. (2014, October). Innovative Educational Technology and Educational Infrastructure at MIT. Presentation to Air University, Cambridge, MA. October 15, 2015. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. 2. Outline • What are your interests? • About Strategic Education Initiatives • Options – Backstage: Educational Infrastructure – MIT’s Approach to Educational Technology – Residential Experiments using MITx • Open Discussion Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 2
  3. 3. Strategic Education Initiatives, Office of Digital Learning • SEI nurtures and manages education experiments (projects) driven by MIT’s and ODL’s strategic priorities and mission. • SEI works with national and international partners to advance the field of digital learning. – universities, foundations and trusts, non-governmental organizations and countries Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 3
  4. 4. Connecting within ODL and MIT • SEI partners with MIT faculty, students, staff and alumni. – Leverage what’s going on across MIT • SEI’s work builds upon MIT’s digital learning assets. – MITx, MIT OpenCourseWare, MIT pedagogical approaches and other educational tools and services developed by MIT faculty and ODL Strategic Education Initiatives Residential Experiments Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. MITx edX/MITx Platform Faculty-Led EdTech Activities MIT Offices OCW Digital Learning Research 4
  5. 5. Current SEI Projects Community Colleges K-12 Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Universities • Leveraging MITx courses at other universities • Course and curriculum design • Professional development • Curriculum design • Linking courses / competencies / labor market information (jobs) • STEM Workforce Development • K-12 Videos • “MIT” STEM learning experiences in Grades 8-12 • Teacher education programs Next Gen Technology • “Backstage” • Learning objectives & concepts • Assessment authoring and management 5
  6. 6. BACKSTAGE: EDUCATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  7. 7. 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 Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 7
  8. 8. Current Development Workflows Faculty MIT Course Production Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 8 Stellar Course … Course Site Other MIT Support 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.
  9. 9. Possible Future Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 9 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
  10. 10. Proposed Solution – Backstage Services • “Headless” content services with published APIs – REST, Python, Java • Key applications using these services • Support a developer community Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 10
  11. 11. Backstage Core Service Suite MIT Educational Content Related Services Assessments Assets Producer PRISM Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 11 Videos Applications Learning Objectives • MC3 VCB Assessment Tools MIToces
  12. 12. Producer – Asset Management for Reuse Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. • 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 12
  13. 13. Producer and Backstage Services Assets Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 13 Assessments Videos Learning Objectives • MC3 Online Course Platforms Producer
  14. 14. Assessments Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. • 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 14
  15. 15. Assessment Backstage Services Assets Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 15 Drag and Drop edX assessment item authoring Assessments Videos Learning Objectives • MC3 Assessment Authoring
  16. 16. Video Concept Browser – Browse Video by Concept Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. • 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) 16
  17. 17. VCB and Backstage Services Assets Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 17 Assessments Videos Learning Objectives • MC3 VCB Navigate course video by concept or learning outcome
  18. 18. MIT’S APPROACH TO EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  19. 19. MIT’s Approach Our approach is technology in the service of pedagogy Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 19
  20. 20. EdTech Strategy at MIT • Support faculty and students by experimenting and adopting innovative practices in teaching and learning – Innovative approach in delivering General Ed requirements –Make powerful tools and experiments accessible to students – Leverage content and resources across courses and programs – Facilitate hands-on learning in new ways – Develop educationally valuable software tools Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 20
  21. 21. EdTech Strategy at MIT • Inform development of educational infrastructure and services – Develop platforms (not one-offs) that render sustainability – Implement test-beds for promising educational technologies and new services, to advance teaching and learning – Develop plans for the incubation, early implementation, and the transitioning of delivery systems to long-term core service providers – Develop core infrastructure to support teaching and learning • Support a shift to more blended and online learning Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 21
  22. 22. Improve Mastery of Concepts • Enable students to check their understanding / mastery of concepts directly in course materials – Primarily for formative (self-check, understanding) not summative (exams or formal assignments) – Strengthened by tie to learning outcomes, content • “Embedded Assessment” – MITx Courses – Open Embedded Assessment: Assessments anywhere, anytime Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 22
  23. 23. Auto-scored Exercises: Chemistry Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 23
  24. 24. Virtual Laboratory: Electric Circuits Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 24
  25. 25. Open Embedded Assessment • Screenshot • Demo http://oea.herokuapp.com/ Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 25
  26. 26. RESIDENTIAL EXPERIMENTS USING MITx Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  27. 27. 3.091: Solid State Chemistry, Fall 2013 & Fall 2014 • MOOC offered Fall 2012, on-campus class revamped in Fall 2013 • MIT students use MITx to do weekly online assessments in proctored classroom and get immediate feedback; students can repeat assessments without penalty for two weeks • Grades now based largely on online Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. assessments • Measurable performance improvements over prior terms • Experiment: weekly formative online assessments replace traditional exams
  28. 28. Wrap-Up – Strategic Education Initiatives • Technology, in the service of pedagogy • Innovating, through partnerships • Build upon core MIT values: Mens et Manus • Sharing, at MIT and beyond • Interests: Assessments & Tools, Modularity Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 28
  29. 29. MIT Office of Digital Learning Strategic Education Initiatives Brandon Muramatsu mura@mit.edu Cite as: Muramatsu, B. (2014, October). Innovative Educational Technology and Educational Infrastructure at MIT. Presentation to Air University, Cambridge, MA. October 15, 2015. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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