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SloanC Emerging Technologies Presentation April 8

  1. 1. The Human Element: A MOOC on the Community of Inquiry Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference Whitney Kilgore Samantha Duque April 9th
  2. 2. The Human Element: An Essential Online Course Component
  3. 3. Tools Blogs (Blogger, Wordpress) Twitter YouTube VoiceThread Facebook LinkedIn Many more…
  4. 4. “A critical community of learners, from an educational perspective, is composed of teachers and students transacting with the specific purposes of facilitating, constructing, and validating understanding , and of developing capabilities that will lead to further learning.” -Garrison and Anderson Understanding the Community of Inquiry
  5. 5. Roles Role of Facilitator Wayfinding Amplifying Curating Aggregating Filtering Modeling Staying Present Role of Learner Autonomous Self Organize Connect with Peers Peer Support Creation Sharing Build Personal Network
  6. 6. #HumanMOOC Structure
  7. 7. The Human Element: Essential Online Course Component
  8. 8. Participation Discussion Posts Active Participants # of submissions Files
  9. 9. Learner Demographics RQ: What are the learner demographics of the individuals that enrolled in the MOOC and why did they enroll?
  10. 10. Educational Background 4 year degree 2% Some graduate school 7% Master Degree 55% Doctorate Degree 36%
  11. 11. Age 21-29 2% 30-39 17% 40-49 30% 50-59 33% 60 -older 18%
  12. 12. MOOC Experience 0-1 59% 2-3 25% 4-5 11% 6-8 5% How many MOOCs have you participated in?
  13. 13. Online Teaching Experience Yes 74% No 26% Do you currently teach online classes?
  14. 14. Instructor Presence RQ: What kind of teaching methods and tools assist in increasing instructor presence?
  15. 15. Announcements
  16. 16. Sense of Community strongly disagree 0% disagree 0% neutral 9% agree 59% strongly agree 32% Instructor actions reinforced the development of a sense of community among course participants.
  17. 17. Using Video Instructor Introductions to enhance instructor presence
  18. 18. Helpful strongly disagree 2% disagree 0% neutral 17% agree 51% strongly agree 30% The instructor was helpful in guiding the class towards understanding course topics in a way that helped me clarify my thinking.
  19. 19. Using VoiceThread to enhance the Community of Inquiry
  20. 20. Cognitive Presence RQ: How did the community of inquiry inform the activities and interactions in the MOOC?
  21. 21. Curiosity Piqued strongly disagree 0% disagree 2% neutral 9% agree 51% strongly agree 38% Course activities piqued my curiosity.
  22. 22. Motivation strongly disagree 0% disagree 0% neutral 9% agree 53% strongly agree 38% I felt motivated to explore content related questions.
  23. 23. Discussions strongly disagree 0% disagree 7% neutral 9% agree 50% strongly agree 34% Online discussions were valuable in helping me appreciate different perspectives.
  24. 24. Knowledge Applicability strongly disagree 0% disagree 0% neutral 7% agree 49% strongly agree 44% I can apply the knowledge created in this course to my work or other non-class related activites.
  25. 25. TED Ideas worth spreading
  26. 26. Social Presence RQ: How can social media be used to increase social presence in an online classroom?
  27. 27. Online Tools strongly disagree 0% disagree 0% neutral 11% agree 55% strongly agree 34% Online or web-based communication is an excellent tool for social interaction.
  28. 28. Comfort with Tools strongly disagree 0% disagree 9% neutral 9% agree 49% strongly agree 33% I felt comfortable conversing through the online tools.
  30. 30. Webinar with Michelle Pacansky-Brock
  31. 31. Creator of “Explain Everything” Dr. Reshan Richards
  32. 32. #HumanMOOC
  33. 33. Conclusion: Advice to Other Faculty
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  37. 37. Image Credits course-ads/ distributed-course nologHumanity_001.jpg