Online Forum succesfully integrating MOOC in training environment


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This is the slide deck I will use for the Online Forum that is planned by the eLearning Guild in May 2014. In this presentation I offer suggestions on how to integrate the MOOC platform successfully into an overall training environment.

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  • Now it is time to have a look at some specific MOOC options and design needs.
  • This means human resources is affected on all levels, It is not enough to have all the design people in place, all of the stakeholders must understand and have the specific MOOC skills:They must be top communicators in order to reduce the complexity and chaos that comes from a massive cohort of learners. All your human resources must understand and use digital skills in order to become fluent online learners. This means everyone needs to be trained in these skills and for these competencies as well.
  • Now it is time to have a look at some specific MOOC options and design needs.
  • Before opening up the Question and Answers moment, I have a few slides to briefly look at the unmapped territory of MOOC.
  • If you look at the past five years, MOOCs have gone through an enormous growth, and since 2012 the real MOOC hype as it is called was created, and a lot of people jumped on the band wagon. In spite of its obvious uptake and success, best practices are still in the making as multiple universities are researching MOOCs for all its aspects: course completion, student authentication, certification, revenue models, and so on. Picture
  • I added some extra links for later viewing, but now it is time to open the question and asnwering part of this presentation. Thank you for attention, and looking forward to the questions!Picture
  • Questions and answers, here we come!
  • Online Forum succesfully integrating MOOC in training environment

    1. 1. Designing & developing a successful MOOC that fits your training environment By Inge de Waard
    2. 2. What is a MOOC? MOOC framework Resources section Design section Unmapped territory Q & A Overview
    3. 3. What is a MOOC? • Massive: everyone who wants to join can join, no limits on enrolment numbers • Open: all the information (content and interactions) is open to all / on the Web  closed eLearning • Online: all the content and discussions happen online • Course: a stand-alone or part of training/curriculum Participants learn in cohort (central location/deadlines) Interactions happen synchronous and asynchronous The learning is often public, social and networked.
    4. 4. What distinguishes MOOC from online and mobile learning? • Massive group size (affects facilitator role) • Attracts international learners • More learner-centered (peer interactions) • Adds to online social, networked learning • Informal, sometimes even ‘leisure’ learning • Use and guidance through learner analytics (due to massiveness) • MOOC data is often publicly available • Content: mix of Internet (OER) and self-produced content
    5. 5. Most common MOOC challenges • Participants & trainers need to have digital skills • Best training practices for MOOC are (un)known • Seamless learning is not yet reached • Drop-out rate is high (leisure learning, curiosity…)
    6. 6. Why add the MOOC format to your training architecture? • This will be (part of) the future of training • Promoting your expertise to the world (marketing) • Building an internal and external training program • Gathering knowledge from your experts in the field • Installing or adding a career certification track • Creating and strengthening a personnel network (Community of Practitioners – CoP)
    7. 7. What is a MOOC? MOOC framework Resources section Design section Unmapped territory Q & A
    8. 8. MOOC Canvas: starting from a helpful, simple MOOC framework MOOC canvas: build by Alario- Hoyos, Pérez- Sanagustín, Dave Cormier, and Delgado-Kloos. Useful framework offering recognisable aspects coming from known, online design and resources Technology Content Interactions
    9. 9. MOOC pedagogies = training theories and approaches • Connectivism (George Siemens & Stephen Downes) • Social learning (Jane Hart, Jane Bozarth, Harold Jarche) • Networked learning (learning in a network of peeers) Requires critical meaning making
    10. 10. Download the start-a-MOOC template • More practical questions you want to reflect upon prior to setting up a MOOC: e.g. NEED? • Document available here (Google drive doc, so you need to sign in with Yahoo, FB)
    11. 11. Design Resources parallel section • MOOC platform • Training interactions • Content development & delivery • Assessing what is learned • Design extra’s: learning analytics, and evaluation & validation
    12. 12. What is a MOOC? MOOC framework Resources section Design section Unmapped territory Q & A
    13. 13. Choosing your MOOC platform / stage What is meant by a MOOC platform? Do you use your existing online platform? Will the platform be in/out your current training environment?
    14. 14. Planned training interactions • Cohort learning (asynchronous / synchronous actions) deadlines + notification software • Flipped classroom (= learner reads content prior to synchronous meeting) • One-to-many or many-to-many – Lectures + discussions – Peer collaboration / group work – Peer reviewing (of group work)
    15. 15. Content quality & delivery • Use quality content: quizzes / media • Tested authoring tools • Add media type and timings to ALL content
    16. 16. Major focus in MOOC: multimedia (1/5) EPFL CEDE channel • kg • Slides from Patrick Jermann (école polytechnique de Lausanne, Swiss – eMOOCs2014 Stakeholder Summit)
    17. 17. Video (2/5)
    18. 18. Video (3/5)
    19. 19. Video (4/5)
    20. 20. Video interacties • Integrate quizzes in video (e.g. Google form) • Add discussions Video (5/5)
    21. 21. Assessing what is learned • Self-assessments (spaced learning) • Group work • Peer assessment review • Assignments / tasks • Share performance experiences
    22. 22. MOOC skills & competencies • MOOC competencies: digital & communication skills, self-regulated learning
    23. 23. Design + Resources Two extra’s to consider and cover => Mixing them up Techno- logy Humans Content
    24. 24. Why use learner analytics? Classic eLearning • Content feedback • Learner data MOOC specific • Learner dashboard • Tool for design improvement • Access to more (global) data and insights • Identify social learning nodes • Identify key learners inside organization • Learner retention
    25. 25. Evaluation & validation • Is performance improved for your personnel learners? • Does the MOOC lead to its objectives? • Plan feedback channel for MOOC evaluation • Mark specific learning analytics as success indicators
    26. 26. What is a MOOC? MOOC framework Resources section Design section Unmapped territory Q & A
    27. 27. LMS, MOOC platform or Mash-up? (1/2) • Using your existing Learning Management System • Using an external, existing MOOC platform (partnership / service and support - visibility) • You want to build your MOOC platform from existing open code • You want to create a mash-up: mixing what exists with what you lack
    28. 28. Some big MOOC platforms Mobile option Learners (Nov 13) Region URL some specifics Alison Mobile in parts 1 million Europe Certified learning Canvas Network Apps 4,5 million North America Coursera Apps 5,2 million North America Signature track EdX Mobile in parts 1,6 million North America Eliademy Fully mobile, even producing content Not found Europe Works with Moodle FutureLearn Fully mobile New: 20.000 Europe Iversity Mobile unclear New: 220.000 Europe Khan academy Mobile in parts 15 million Asia OpenLearning Mobile unclear Not found Australia actively uses gamification P2P university Mobile unclear 160.000 (?) North America Udacity Mobile in parts 1,6 million North America Udemy Apps 400.000 North America Platform (2/2)
    29. 29. Look at your chosen training platform Cohort learning (moving forward in group): • Calendar option / synchronization available? • Message board: sending out notifications (sms / email) Flipped classroom (learners learn prior to synchronous meeting) • Content area where you can put mandatory documents and media? • Which conferencing tools do you have? Check your planned interactions (1/2) Week 1 Task 1 Q / A Meeting 1
    30. 30. Check planned interactions (2/2) One-to-many interactions (e.g. video lectures) • Video options? With feedback or notes options? With quiz options? • Discussing forums available? Many-to-many (e.g. group work / peer reviewing of assignments) • Does your platform allow you to put learners into groups? • Does the platform offer upload options and review options to learners?
    31. 31. Content resources available? (1/3) • Content ready and available? (Reusable? Granular?) • Contemplate using Open Educational Resources • Creating new content (multimedia, text)
    32. 32. Content authoring tools: quizzes & media (2/3) • Which tools do you have? (e.g. Articulate) • Which interactions are provided? (e.g. show cases, problem based learning?)
    33. 33. Contemplating OER content (3/3) OER saves money, demands time & critical eyes: • YouTube lectures on topic • Creative Commons pictures • Remixing of OER (Licensing!) • Quality assurance of OER?
    34. 34. Video resources: studio + HR Multimedia production team • Content expert(s) • Training scenario expert (storyboard) • Camera / recording (actors?) • Editing team Recording studio and dedicated time of all stakeholders
    35. 35. Assessment & certification (1/2) • What certification do you currently provide? (security?) • Self-assessment options: can it be taken several times? Highest score of those? • Does your platform allow peer document upload and review? • Does your platform allow peers to upload and share media? Reading new docs Test scores: 85% Engaging in discussions
    36. 36. Assessment & certification (2/2) Add to what is offered or create career path Examples provided by MOOC services: • MOOC2Degree • OpenBadges by Mozilla • Coursera: signature track
    37. 37. Human resources available? • Content experts • Instructional designers • Help and support (IT) • Multimedia experts • Project managers MOOC specific • Course coordinators • Facilitators • Tutors All TOP communicators! All TOP digital skills!
    38. 38. Design + Resources Two extra’s to consider and cover => Mixing them up Techno- logy Humans Content
    39. 39. What is a MOOC? MOOC framework Resources section Design section Unmapped territory Q & A
    40. 40. Wrapping up
    41. 41. Unmapped MOOC territory • How far can MOOC learning be stretched (self- regulated learning)? • What is the best MOOC format?
    42. 42. Beyond the far frontier: laboratory or production simulators Immerse learners in complex field experiences
    43. 43. Mapped territory • Create a safe way to fail (test, evaluate, iterate) • Let the learners provide new ideas for future roll-out • Look at success stories and failures: the praised MOOC “A beginner’s guide to irrational behaviour”, failed MOOC on eLearning design experience • Start small and grow BIG (build expertise)
    44. 44. Some extra reading (later) • MOOC news and reviews and nice MOOC resource list • Recent reports on MOOC and Online education (Educause library) • MOOCs, a systematic study of published literature (2008 – 2012) • EUA MOOC paper • Openness and MOOC • MOOC Yourself • Edupunk Guide • Any google/scholar search will do
    45. 45. What is a MOOC? MOOC framework Resources section Design section Unmapped territory Q & A
    46. 46. Contact me: questions, networking… 49 E-mail: ingedewaard (at) Blog: Twitter: Publications: Presentations: linkedIn: