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The Game of MOOCs

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E-LEARN 2015 – World Conference on E-Learning
21-October-2015

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The Game of MOOCs

  1. 1. THE GAME OF MOOCS Dr. Charles Severance University of Michigan School of Information E-LEARN 2015 – World Conference on E-Learning 21-October-2015
  2. 2. The Short Version of This Talk Universities around the world are very busy using various types of involvement in the MOOC movement as a way to reimagine how teaching is done and what it means to teach. The results for most organizations involved so far are nearly all positive.
  3. 3. https://press.linkedin.com/site-resources/news-releases/2015/linkedin-to-acquire-lyndacom
  4. 4. https://www.coursera.org/umich
  5. 5. https://www.edx.org/school/michiganx
  6. 6. Python, R, JavaScript, Java, PHP, SQL, Swift, ObjectiveC. Statistics, Visualization, Economics, Game Theory, Motivation, Network Analysis, Data Mining...
  7. 7. Python, R, JavaScript, Java, PHP, SQL, Swift. Statistics, Visualization, Economics, Game Theory, Motivation, Network Analysis, Data Mining, Design, Evaluation ... 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2014 2015 Students Admitted to UMSI BSI Female Male
  8. 8. http://qz.com/298635/these-programming-languages-will-earn-you-the-most-money/
  9. 9. >15 Million Students
  10. 10. 750,038 Total Enrollment > 450K Revenue 0 20000 40000 60000 80000 100000 120000 140000 160000 180000 200000 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 StudentsEnrolled(PerSession) Session Number Session Size Over Time (not Cumulative) IHTS PR4E
  11. 11. A Free Book www.pythonlearn.com Aug-13 Nov-13 Mar-14 Jun-14 Sep-14 Dec-14 Apr-15 Jul-15 Oct-15 Jan-16 Cumulative Book Revenue
  12. 12. New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Washington DC, Memphis, Seattle, Seoul, Barcelona, London, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Manila Melbourne, Perth... office-hours.dr-chuck.com
  13. 13. Sue (CA) Mauro (Italy) Lead Community Teaching Assistants voices.dr-chuck.com
  14. 14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh3yTyE-V68
  15. 15. OPEN EDUCATION AT SCALE
  16. 16. One of these things is not like the others: www.masteringphysics.com www.masteringastronomy.com www.masteringpython.com
  17. 17. What does $198.35 get you? • Book • Automatic Homework Grading Software • Learning Management System Integration • Instructor Materials • Slides / Solutions Manual / Exams / Course Copy • Instructor Training • 3-5 days from notification to full course
  18. 18. $200
  19. 19. Free (or $9)
  20. 20. FREELY LICENSED CONTENT...
  21. 21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veQaSgjQO2E John Resig Pamela Fox
  22. 22. Work In Progress
  23. 23. slides.pr4e.org translate.pr4e.org Free Translations
  24. 24. www.net-intro.com
  25. 25. THAT WAS ONE COURSE.
  26. 26. http://blog.coursera.org/post/66959529107/add-coursera-accomplishments-to-your-linkedin
  27. 27. This morning at Disrupt SF, Coursera’s president Daphne Koller pushed back against the notion that her company is a for-profit education company: In her view, Coursera is instead a for-profit technology company. http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/10/coursera-president-daphne-koller-2014-is-the-year-moocs-will-come-of-age/

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