MOOCs at Melbourne

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Slides presented in the ODLAA webinar, 31st October, 2013 - http://www.odlaa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=109

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MOOCs at Melbourne

  1. 1. MOOCs at Melbourne Peter Mellow eLearning Designer University of Melbourne peter.mellow@unimelb.edu.au www.petermellow.com
  2. 2. http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-with-moocs
  3. 3. MOOCs - The boost that online learning needed? "Konrad Osterwalder, head of teaching development and technology at ETHZ, said there was nothing particularly innovative about current MOOCs, adding that ten-yearold well-made e-learning products were generally better quality.” http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Swiss_universities_try_to_catch_the_MOOC_wave.html?cid
  4. 4. MOOCs activity Challenges encountered and lessons learned Course Total Registration Enrolled Active during course % Active during Active last week % Active last course week Exercise Physiology 48,125 42,662 20,063 47.0% 13,818 32.4% Wealth of Nations 29,509 20,680 13,238 64.0% 968 4.7% Discrete Opt’zation 50,605 40,934 28,000 68.4% 4,877 11.9% Epigenetic Control 38,992 32,964 19,712 59.8% 7,340 22.3% Macroeconomics 67,210 49,595 31,739 64.0% 1,169 2.4% Animal Behaviour 35,646 33,107 24,844 75% 3,584 10.8% Climate Change 35,518 22,691 63.8% 3,132 8.8% 39,242 255,460 63% average Rene Kizelcec, Chris Piech and Emily Schneider “Deconstructing Disengagement: Analyzing Learner Subpopulations in Massive Open Online Courses,” http://moocnewsandreviews.com/summary-of-stanfords-mooc-user-study/#ixzz2abYV1exl 13% average Slide credit: Deb Jones
  5. 5. “Enrol has become the new like button.” Maria H. Anderson, Director of Learning & Research, Instructure
  6. 6. 309,946 Lecture viewings 257,783 Lectures downloaded 277,981 In-video quizzes viewed 919 Discussion Forums
  7. 7. Preparing the courses Convergence of pedagogy, technology and production.. .... and copyright clearance! Slide credit: Deb Jones
  8. 8. Preparing the academics • Personality and character of the lecturer is key • Engaging (copyright cleared!) content and delivery Autonomous and independent learners Building learning communities Engaging learners Slide credit: Deb Jones
  9. 9. Preparing the learners •Motivators: •General interest •Extend current knowledge •Professional development* •Interest in MOOCs •Supplement traditional class* •Can’t afford formal education •Might take formal college class •Geographically isolated •(*some of these are stronger predictors of success) Slide credit: Deb Jones
  10. 10. Researcher Meet 13
  11. 11. Google Hangouts
  12. 12. Open Educational Resources (OER) Quality control and context Impact on publishing eTextbooks Copyleft/Creative Commons Open source
  13. 13. Gamification
  14. 14. Learning Analytics • Use data to improve the learning experience • Early warning systems/red flags • Provide a better level of pastoral care • Improve assessments through analysis of existing results • Potential benefits for retention and success
  15. 15. React, provide or ignore. What’s your plan? 2013 - Only 13 percent of schools offer MOOCs; but 43 percent plan to offer MOOCs by 2016 90 percent of schools offer or plan to offer online courses in the next 3 years 74 percent offer today Enterasys (2013)
  16. 16. http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-with-moocs

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