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Mooc for professional learning - A Presentation

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MOOC is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs).

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Mooc for professional learning - A Presentation

  1. 1. MOOC FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Jaspal Singh
  2. 2. MOOC – WHAT, WHERE AND WHY ?
  3. 3. WHAT IS MOOC ? In the MOOC alphabet soup, the acronym means different things to different people. What could it mean for an organization? Source: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - Wikipedia
  4. 4. WHEN DID MOOC COME INTO EXISTENCE ? The MOOC existed before the MOOC mania started.
  5. 5. THE STATE OF THE MOOC The state of the MOOC is that we are making sense out of it all as we move along the hype cycle. Is it a bubble or here to stay?
  6. 6. MOOC – TRENDS AND CHANGES
  7. 7. MOOC : EMERGING NEW ‘NORMAL’ FOR MOOCS Only about 10% will finish the course. Is that bad? There are a lot of lurkers. Is that bad? We can’t judge new formats with old mindsets, metrics or expectations.
  8. 8. MOOC – TRENDS AND CHANGES “We are moving away from the model in which learning is organized around stable, usually hierarchical institutions (schools, colleges, universities) that, for better and worse, have served as the main gateways to education and social mobility. Replacing that model is a new system in which learning is best conceived of as a flow, where learning resources are not scarce but widely available, opportunities for learning are abundant, and learners increasingly have the ability to autonomously dip into and out of continuous learning flows.” - Marina Gorbis (IFTF)
  9. 9. INDIA INC. LOGS IN TO MOOC
  10. 10. MOOC AND OPEN COURSE PROVIDERS Source: MOOC and open Course Providers
  11. 11. COMPANIES AND UNIVERSITIES SERVE MOOCS TO THE MASSES
  12. 12. COMPANIES AND UNIVERSITIES SERVE MOOCS TO THE MASSES
  13. 13. MOOC AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
  14. 14. PARALLEL UNIVERSES OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING  Did you know: around 70% of participants in MOOCs have a degree  “When combined with the fact that MOOCs to date have not been applied for academic credit, it is apparent that the primary usage of MOOCs has been for professional development or lifelong learning.” (M Feldstein) Corporate interest in MOOCs has only just begun and may lead to yet another MOOC family. When do MOOCs make sense in a corporate setting?
  15. 15. PHIL HILL'S FOUR MOOC LEARNERS ARCHETYPES Student Archetypes Description Lurkers observe or sample a few items at the most. Active Participants Intend to participate in the MOOC, including consuming content, taking quizzes and exams, taking part in activities such as writing assignments and peer grading, and actively participate in discussions via discussion forums, blogs, twitter, Google+, or other forms of social media Passive Participants view a course as content to consume. - watch videos, perhaps take quizzes, but tend to not participate in activities or class discussions Drop-Ins These are students who become partially or fully active participants for a select topic within the course, but do not attempt to complete the entire course
  16. 16. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MOOC AS LEARNING TOOL ? Videos • You can adjust speed of videos. • Sometimes the video lectures are verbal presentation of content available elsewhere, decide which suits you : reading or watching. Discussion forums • Brush up on your netiquette. • Be aware that anyone can be in a MOOC, so conduct yourself professionally. • Posting anonymously is of limited value. • Be careful of ‘auto-subscription’ to forums lest you get 100s of emails overnight. • Choose one or two forums and interact with those. • Posting in a discussion forum is different than writing academically, read others to get a feel for tone. Quizzes • These are knowledge checks, so be realistic about your expectations. • If you want a certificate find out what the requirements are. Peer assessment • The experience of others on the MOOC will vary so be open to the various types of feedback you might get.
  17. 17. CERTIFICATION AND SOA • SOA is issued on most of the MOOC courses after successful completion of course as per course criteria. • Verified certificate are issued on successful completion of MOOC courses from Leading universities, which are issued on nominal charges between $ 24 to $ 49 and some of the cases it may be as high as $499 for specialization courses. • There are some MOOC programmes which are self paced learning and not time bound, where on SOA or Certificate is issued.
  18. 18. MOOC ADOPTION – COMMON CHALLENGES • There is never enough time • Classes are hard to follow with discipline • Technology can be intimidating • You need a reasonably good internet speed at home. eg:- Downloading virtual machine images to do some assignments • You need a reasonably good desktop or laptops. eg:- A minimum of i5 processor and 8 GB RAM is recommended. • You need to learn new programming or scripting languages. eg:- Assignments in python. • The course caters to many groups of people.
  19. 19. MOOC ADOPTION : COMMON MISTAKES • Attending more than one course at the same time • Waiting for last minute to complete the assignments and quizzes • Not utilizing the community forums effectively • Not asking questions thinking it is very basic
  20. 20. MOOC ADOPTION : STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS Time Technology • Set a day/time for MOOCing. • Register at least two weeks before the MOOC starts. • Check how many hours the instructor recommends spending each week. • If there are synchronous components check the time zone. • Log-in before the MOOC starts to become familiar with the platform. • Check if you are expected to engage over Twitter, Google Hangouts. • Secure a headset to watch videos, make sure there is a mic if there are synchronous sessions to participate in. • Try to find someone who is willing to help you with the technology throughout the course if you get stuck. Learning Resources • Re-watch videos as needed • Schedule regular time each week • Communicate with peers through forums and peer assessments • Ask for help from the Community TAs • Is there a book you need to buy? • Do you have a suitable space where you can learn? • Identify how the MOOC will fit with other courses or with other MOOCs, create a year long MOOC plan or integrate with other learning
  21. 21. SOME INTERESTING LINKS ON MOOC 1. What is a MOOC? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc 2. Anant Agarwal Ted Talk 2013: Why MOOCs still matter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn0i2v87woU 3. edX -- How it Works - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIh8huowqO8 4. Source: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – Wikipedia 5. Source: MOOCs and Higher Education: What is next?
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