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Innovative Online Strategies at MIT

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Presented by Brandon Muramatsu at a NASA/MIT/NSTA Collaboration Meeting on January 24, 2014.

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Innovative Online Strategies at MIT

  1. 1. Innovative Online Strategies at MIT Brandon Muramatsu, mura@mit.edu MIT Office of Digital Learning Cite as: Muramatsu, B. (2014, January). Innovative Online Strategies at MIT. NASA-MIT-NSTA Collaboration Discussions. Washington, D.C. January 24, 2014. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 1
  2. 2. Background: Office of Digital Learning  Mission The Office of Digital Learning works to transform teaching and learning at MIT and around the globe through the innovative use of digital technologies.  Established November 2012  Key Area: Strategic Initiatives  Realize mission through collaborations at K-12, Community College, Higher Education and Corporate levels Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 3
  3. 3. ocw.mit.edu UNLOCKING KNOWLEDGE, EMPOWERING MINDS 4 Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds
  4. 4. UNLOCKING KNOWLEDGE > DUAL MISSION • Publish core teaching materials—including syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams—from virtually all of MIT’s courses • Extend the reach and impact of OCW and the OpenCourseWare concept 5 Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds
  5. 5. UNLOCKING KNOWLEDGE > 2,180 COURSES • 2,180 Syllabi & reading lists • 18,000+ lecture notes • 10,000+ assignments • 1,000+ exams • 700+ projects Many include: • Audio/video (~100) • Complete texts (~30) • Simulations/animations 6 Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds
  6. 6. MIT’s Educational Outreach  Long history, deeply ingrained  MIT’s sharing benefits the world, and we believe, enhances MIT  Course Materials  MIT OpenCourseWare (2001)  Courses & Teaching  MITx (2011), then edX (2012)  The Experience  The ―special sauce‖, in and around Cambridge, MA; with peers, faculty, researchers, alumni, startups Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
  7. 7. Online Teacher Education  Project Details    Grant funded by Education Development Center (EDC) with US Agency for International Development funds 4 month project: May – September 2013 Deliverables  3 Online Courses  2+2+6 BLOSSOMS Modules  5 Workshops  Concept Tools  Online Course Design Guide Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 8
  8. 8. 3 Online Video-Based Courses Best Practices for Teaching and Learning 5 Sessions Mathlets: An Introduction 4 Hours Games and Learning 5 Weeks Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. 9
  9. 9. blossoms.mit.edu 2+2 BLOSSOMS Modules +6 Translations to Urdu Monty Hall Tragedy of the Commons Kite Flying From Psychology to Logic Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. 10
  10. 10. 5 Workshops 4 Day Visualization Workshop ½ Day Admin & Infrastructure Workshop 1 Day Online Course Design Workshop ½ Day EdTech Workshop ½ Day Concept Tools Workshop Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 11
  11. 11. mc3.mit.edu Concept Tools Concept Map Authoring Tool MC3 Browser Extension (Assign Resources to Concepts) Concept-Driven Repository Tool Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 12
  12. 12. CC/MIT: Community College Collaborations  Massachusetts Transformation Agenda   Advanced Manufacturing Case Studies and Online Learning Modules—building/sharing MIT’s strengths Guided Pathways to Success    Nascent collaboration Tools and infrastructure to link learning outcomes with courses, student information systems and real-time labor market information (Experiments around MITx courses) Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 13
  13. 13. MITx / edX  MITx: many meanings, many interests   Residential experiments utilizing MOOCs for blended learning   MOOC courses SPOC (―Small Private Online Course‖, aka Online Course) edX: Standalone non-profit organization    Major funding from MIT and Harvard Consortium of universities publishing MOOC courses Impact beyond MOOC courses  New organizational models, opportunity for discussion Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 14
  14. 14. Image: Andrew Ho and Issac Chuang Initial MITx & HarvardX Research Released on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 odl.mit.edu/mitx-working-papers harvardx.harvard.edu/harvardx-working-papers Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 15
  15. 15. Next Gen Science Standards MOOC  Goal Prepare K-12 educators to implement Next Gen Science Standards with their students.  Let’s look at research / observations that might influence design… Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 16
  16. 16. Engagement  What’s in a number?  Only registered  Only viewed  Explored (accessed half or more of chapters)  7.00x Introduction to Biology: The Secret of Life, Spring 2013 Certified Figure 3: Participants separated into four mutually exclusive and exhaustive categories (not to scale). Seaton, D. T., Reich, J., Nesterko, S, Mullaney, T., Waldo, J., Ho, A., & Chuang, I. (2014). 7.00x Introduction to Biology: The Secret of Life - Spring 2013 MITx Course Report (MITxwork is licensed under#9) Unless otherwise specified this Working Paper a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 17
  17. 17. Intent & Outcomes Figure 4: Scatter plot of grade versus chapters viewed (left), highlighting student sub-populations; certified students are red points and all points are jittered. Histograms of grades and number of chapters viewed (right) distinguished by student certification status. 7.00x Introduction to Biology: The Secret of Life, Spring 2013  What are the learners’ intent?  What do we want the outcomes to be? Seaton, D. T., Reich, J., Nesterko, S, Mullaney, T., Waldo, J., Ho, A., & Chuang, I. (2014). 7.00x Introduction to Biology: The Secret of Life - Spring 2013 MITx Course Report (MITxwork is licensed under#9) Unless otherwise specified this Working Paper a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 18
  18. 18. Support to Completion  Persistence beyond the first week is key  Given our goals, how can we support learners to completion? Figure 12. Average percentage of active registrants whose last action in a course is in a particular week. Ho, A. D., Reich, J., Nesterko, S., Seaton, D. T., Mullaney, T., Waldo, J., & Chuang, I. (2014). HarvardX and MITx: The first year of open online courses (HarvardX and MITx Working Paper No. 1). Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 19
  19. 19. Series and Duration University of California, Irvine Virtual Teacher Program A Specialization on Coursera: Your Pathway to Expertise www.coursera.org/specialization/virtualteacher/10/courses 20
  20. 20. Innovative Online Strategies at MIT Brandon Muramatsu, mura@mit.edu MIT Office of Digital Learning Cite as: Muramatsu, B. (2014, January). Innovative Online Strategies at MIT. NASA-MIT-NSTA Collaboration Discussions. Washington, D.C. January 24, 2014. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. 21

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