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UvA MOOC, a new challenge

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The University of Amsterdam developed its own MOOC platform based on Sakai.
The first MOOC, Introduction to Communication Science is quite succesfull

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UvA MOOC, a new challenge

  1. 1. UvA MOOC , a new challenge !? Frank Benneker Innovation working group on the use of ICT in Education & Research
  2. 2. 2012, the year of the MOOC
  3. 3. UvA ?Why MOOC’s ?
  4. 4. Business  Getting the right student in the right place  Branding & exposure  Profile & usage data harvestingThe other reasons …  Experiment  To learn, & research on learning  Just being nice 
  5. 5. a short history on a kind of MOOCWebklas  A course of 4 weeks  3 - 5 hours a week  course subjects from all disciplines
  6. 6. Why a MOOC avant la lettre ?Around since 2002  open for everyone, online & free  fully webbased  branding & focused on prospective students  self paced & user in control
  7. 7. 2012 , a new brand of UvA MOOC’semerges
  8. 8. a UvA MOOC Platform, why ?
  9. 9. A home Platform offers freedom
  10. 10. Freedom to:  Own your data , including profile data  To have a platform to experiment with & learn  Make mistakes and learn from them  Full control over usage and usage data  Full control over functionalityThe technology is not exactly “rocket science”And it’s fun & thrilling to try something new …..
  11. 11. And then you enter ….
  12. 12. Elements of UvA MOOC Technology  Flexible  Agile  Forever beta  Public –private partnership  Relative young& small partner, Edia
  13. 13. Work in progress (always)http://mooc.uva.nl
  14. 14.  aantal cursisten in de MOOC : 4619 Aantal cursisten die minimaal een keer zijn ingelogd : 2074 De bezoekers aantallen per dag van de lectures pagina in de MOOC Date Total 2/24/13 4047 2/23/13 3198 2/22/13 3724 2/21/13 6406 2/20/13 13305

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