The University as a Cloud: Openness in Education

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This is a keynote I gave on 27-November-2012 at the Smart Leaders conference in Manilla, Philippines.

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The University as a Cloud: Openness in Education

  1. 1. The University as a Cloud: Openness in Education Charles Severance University of Michigan School of Information http://www.dr-chuck.com/ @drchuck https://www.coursera.org/course/insidetheinternet
  2. 2. Quick Questionshttps://www.coursera.org/course/insidetheinternet
  3. 3. Internet: TCI Nuthin But Net
  4. 4. • Number of seats in the UM Football Stadium: 109, 901• Number of students signed up for IHTS: 45572• Number of IHTS students completing quiz 1: 11640• University of Michigan Undergraduate Degrees (appx): 6,600• Number of students who took the IHTS Final: 5401• Number of IHTS certificates: 4595• Students in SI502 this Fall: 152
  5. 5. Survey Data (n=4701)• Is this your first online class? • 2262 - Yes 2534 - No• Is this your first large, free, online course (i.e. MOOC)? • 3101 - Yes 1687 - No • Are you currently a student in a school or college? • 1299 - Yes 3483 - No
  6. 6. Survey Data (n=4701)• Are you currently a teacher? • 602 - Yes 4173 - No• Are you thinking about reusing this material for your own course? • 727 - Yes 2022 - No• What is your gender? • 3217 - Male 1521 - Female
  7. 7. 1800" Age1600"1400"1200"1000" 800" 600" 400" 200" 0" 18(24" 25(34" 35(44" 45(54" 55+" n=4701
  8. 8. Prof.% Some%HS,% (MD,JD),%243% 117%Doctoral,% HS,%407% 226% Some% College,%499% Masters,% Assoc(2%yr),% 1344% 286% BS/BA%(4%yr),% 1675%Education n=4701
  9. 9. n=4701 Locationhttp://www.dr-chuck.com/coursera/insidetheinternet/2012-001/maps/where.html
  10. 10. n=4701 Schoolhttp://www.dr-chuck.com/coursera/insidetheinternet/2012-001/maps/school.html
  11. 11. 16000"14000" Lecture" Quiz"12000" Extra" Final"10000" Cert" 8000" 6000" 4000" 2000" 0" 1" 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 7" 8"
  12. 12. My Goals For the Course
  13. 13. Be an Introductory Course• We need low-stakes "pre-requisite" courses in Coursera • How to behave • How to use the software • How to write • Figure out technical issues • How to learn from others and help others learn....
  14. 14. Be an Open Learning Community• Open Source works well when there is a "Benevolent Dictator" • There needs to be real and enforced rules - but as few as possible • Those in power must not hide behind their power and must share their power with those who show the right behavior • Must make valued behaviors "infectious" / "amplified"
  15. 15. Teach the Teachers• I dont beleive that all students in the world should consider me their teacher in this space• I wrote a "book"- I want others to adopt it and re-mix it• Related to making a "learning community"
  16. 16. New York NY, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor MI, Wilmington, NC,Chicago, Washington, DC, Memphis, TN, Seattle WA, Seoul, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam Manila http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6zlQZcM72o
  17. 17. Cheating Detection Experiment• Thirty question exam• Ten questions gave full credit for some wrong answers• Total number of possible 30/30 answer keys = ~60,000• Tracked the pattern of answer keys over the two-week exam period
  18. 18. Why?
  19. 19. Why Now? 20021996
  20. 20. Why Now?2012
  21. 21. Courseras Plans?http://chronicle.com/article/How-an-Upstart-Company-Might/133065/
  22. 22. http://chronicle.com/article/Document-Examine-the-U-of/133063/
  23. 23. • Charging for certificates• Serving as matchmaker between companies and students• Selling courses to community colleges• Give course on campus and pay Coursera to support services• Charge for secure assessments• All these are just ideas.... http://chronicle.com/article/Document-Examine-the-U-of/133063/
  24. 24. Why do Stanford, Michigan,Princeton,etc. do this for free?
  25. 25. IBM RS-6000
  26. 26. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/02/conventional-online-universities- consider-strategic-response-moocs
  27. 27. Value to the Professors?https://www.coursera.org/course/fantasysf
  28. 28. What is Next?
  29. 29. Concerns• There cannot be "one" vendor for these course materials• Closed Source - Slow Innovation• Lost sight of the move to Open Educational Resources• Remixability / translation / localiation
  30. 30. IMS Learning Tools Interoperabilityhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-Ogkc7Mnw
  31. 31. Open Source - Open Standards• Open Source Course Authoring Environment• Open Source Open Book Authoring Environment• Open Source MOOC run-time Environment based on standards• Truly open and remixable educational resources
  32. 32. ????????
  33. 33. http://online.dr-chuck.com/
  34. 34. What do these have in common? Books TelevisionThe Internet Video Disk MOOC The WebVideo Tapes CD-ROM DVD Player
  35. 35. Thank you.https://www.coursera.org/course/insidetheinternet Course Starts: March 1, 2013

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