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"Opening up Education: The LangMOOC challenge"

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SMART 2016 conference – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching, KEYNOTE presentation
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"Opening up Education: The LangMOOC challenge"

  1. 1. Opening up Education: The LangMOOC challenge Keynote Presentation Dr Maria Perifanou CONTA Lab, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (GR), PAU Education (SP), ACP, (GR)
  2. 2. Adaptive E- Learning & E- Assessment - Prof. A.A. Economides, CONTA lab 2
  3. 3. Near to Thessaloniki… Agio OrosChalkidiki Vergina - Phillip’s Tomb Mountain Olimpos 3
  4. 4. LangMOOCs project 4
  5. 5. http://kek.upatras.gr/courses/blended-elearning- trainers-training/ University of Patras
  6. 6. 6 http://www.activecitizens.eu/
  7. 7. 7 http://paueducation.com/
  8. 8. 8 http://mariaperif.wixsite.com/telresearcher/home
  9. 9. a) Introduction b) EU Opening up Education challenges & OEE Portal c) MOOCs & the LangMOOC project
  10. 10. 11 “Open means that anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness).” Opendefinition.org
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  12. 12. Open Educational Resources: No fee, no subscriptions, no tuition, no registrations, no obligations-> No cost for the user of the resource!
  13. 13. HOW CAN WE MAKE BEST USE OF OERS? “Open educational resources will be easy to revise or remix technically if they are meaningfully editable (like a web page), access to the source file is provided (like an HTML file), can be edited by a wide range of free or affordable software programs (like an RTF file), and can be edited with software that is easy to use and is used by many people”. (Hilton et.al.)
  14. 14. 17
  15. 15. 18 http://oerworldmap.org
  16. 16. http://oer.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/OER_teacher_education_resources
  17. 17. What is a MOOC?
  18. 18. 2010 2012 2013 2011 MOOC’s rising 2.8 million students in March 2013 2014
  19. 19. 27 2016: A year of massive change in the online learning landscape. Going on eight years since MOOCs first entered the scene, massive open online courses have conquered the educational world https://www.onlinecoursereport.com/state-of- the-mooc-2016-a-year-of-massive-landscape- change-for-massive-open-online-courses/ https://www.onlinecoursereport.com/state-of-the-mooc-2016-a-year-of-massive-landscape- change-for-massive-open-online-courses/
  20. 20. 28 Prediction by the head of the Coursera online network (20 million students): “within five years many top universities would be offering fully accredited undergraduate degrees taught entirely online” http://www.bbc.com/news/education-37975359
  21. 21. 29https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cambridge-english-ielts FUTURE LEARN has over 3 million registered learners studying over 6.5 million courses.
  22. 22. “Oxford University partnered with the Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology is going to run for first time in January 2017 a MOOC in economics using the the online platform edX” http://www.bbc.com/news/education-37975359
  23. 23. a) Introduction b) EU Opening up Education challenges & OEE Portal c) MOOCs & the LangMOOC project
  24. 24. www.openeducationeuropa.eu
  25. 25. Good Practices Section http://openeducationeuropa.eu/share/good-practices
  26. 26. Open Education Europa Good Practices Section Sharing of Good Practices remains open after the Teachers Contest
  27. 27. OEE European Education Pioneers Community http://openeducationeuropa.eu/en/groups/european-education-pioneers
  28. 28. Open Education Europa Tour Workhops Online/F2F • Ibiza, SP (Online): 10 SEP 2015 • Athens, GR (F2F): 19 SEP 2015 • London, UK (F2F): 29 SEP 2015 • Kavala, GR (F2F): 24 OCT 2015 • Timisoara, RO (Online): 26 OCT 2015 • Valletta, MT (F2F): 29 OCT 2015
  29. 29. • Part of the Opening Up Education initiative • A Collaborative Network of OE institutions • A Community of Practitioners working together 41 openeducationeuropa.eu
  30. 30. 42 42
  31. 31. OEE NEW EDITION 43
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  37. 37. 49 http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/strategic-framework/education- technology_en
  38. 38. 50 A framework proposed by EU: Tool for higher education staff to help them open up education & think through strategic decisions:  pedagogical approaches,  collaboration between individuals and institutions,  recognition of non-formal learning  different ways of making content available. https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical- research-reports/opening-education-support-framework-higher- education-institutions
  39. 39. 51 OpenCases: Case Studies on Openness in Education  A review of literature on open education  Nine in-depth case studies of higher education institutions. https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and- technical-research-reports/opencases-case-studies- openness-education
  40. 40. 52 https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding_en
  41. 41. a) Introduction b) EU Opening up Education challenges & OEE Portal c) MOOCs & the LangMOOC project
  42. 42. a) Introduction b) EU Opening up Education challenges & OEE Portal c) MOOCs & the LangMOOC project
  43. 43. Need for MOOLCs Language competencies & intercultural skills : key qualifications for living and working in 21st century Need for MOOCs related to language education Web 2.0 participatory, immediate, authentic, engages community a promising language learning environment
  44. 44.  How to design an efficient Language Learning Environment for MOOLCs?  Are there many MOOLC initiatives that could provide a promising Massive Open Interactive Language Learning Environment (MOILLE)? Research questions 56 References: Perifanou M. & Economides A. (2014). MOOCs for Language Learning: An effort to explore and evaluate the first practices. In Proceedings of the INTED2014 conference held in Valencia, Spain 8-12 March 2014. Full-text Perifanou M. (2014)How to design and evaluate a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Language Learning. In Proceedings of the eLSE14 conference held in Buchurest, Romania, 24-25 April 2014.
  45. 45. Key factors for successful online language Learning courses  learner’s autonomy  social interaction in the target language/exposure  feedback  authentic collaboration  building community 57
  46. 46. 58 Massive Open Interactive Language Learning Environment framework
  47. 47. MOILLE FRAMEWORK - Massive Open Interactive Language Learning Environment Authentic educational resources; Use of multimedia/tech CONTENT Variety of activities that promote all basic language skills & support cultural awareness.
  48. 48. MOILLE FRAMEWORK - Massive Open Interactive Language Learning Environment Communication (peer-peer, student- teacher, open community) Number of instructors PEDAGOGY Collective intelligence Playful/Game based learning; Engagement & motivation Autonomy (Autonomous/Self- paced/SL Learning/Reflection )
  49. 49. MOILLE FRAMEWORK - Massive Open Interactive Language Learning Environment On going assessment/ scaffolding (peer to peer, open, automated, student-teacher). Final Assessment ASSESSMENT Variety Evidence based improvement (data mining, Analytics) Feedback, reviews
  50. 50. MOILLE FRAMEWORK - Massive Open Interactive Language Learning Environment Authentic educational resources; Use of multimedia/tech COMMUNITY Social community building with Social Media/3nd part tools
  51. 51. MOILLE FRAMEWORK - Massive Open Interactive Language Learning Environment Max number of participants Platform’s performance TECHNICAL INFRASTRACTURE Security Usability
  52. 52. MOILLE FRAMEWORK - Massive Open Interactive Language Learning Environment Profit: Charges for course certification/ Accreditation Financial Issues Extra services
  53. 53. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: STAGES a) Exploration of current MOOLC initiatives b) Classification of the MOOLC initiatives according to concrete criteria c) Evaluation of most representative MOOLC initiatives using the MOILLE framework d) Analysis of the results & Conclusions
  54. 54.  University/Entity  Number of Free of charge language Courses  Language  Certification/ Badges/Official credits  Fixed time session  cMOOC / xMOOC Classification of MOOLC initiatives according to concrete criteria
  55. 55. Research Findings 2014: Current situation of MOOLCs • 16 MOOC platforms that offer more than 50 free Language Learning courses. • <1/2 English Language MOOCs • Great interest for other languages like Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese etc. (Perifanou & Economides, 2014). Examples: • German Language MOOC won the First Prize for the Best MOOC in the Miriada X platform (Castrillo, 2013) • “I learn” platform (‘Aprendo’/UNED) 2 English courses 78.690 1 German 22.438 students (Read & Rodrigo, 2013).
  56. 56.  What is mostly important for successful MOOLCs is to: “create a highly interactive & collaborative learning environment that can support community building not only between peers & teachers but also with native speakers of the target language”. Final conclusions
  57. 57. Consortium Action Citizens Partnership (ACP), GR Norwegian University of Science andTechnology, NO CESIE, IT Iberica education group (gGmbH), GE Community Action Dacorum, UK
  58. 58. • A1 Report: Review of MOOC experiences01 • A2 Report: MOOCs goals/tech/assessement01 • A3 Report: Pedagogical framework01 Intellectual Outputs O1
  59. 59. Intellectual Outputs O1
  60. 60. • A1 Report: Available language learning MOOCs 02 a) Exploration of current MOOCs for language learning b) Classification of the MOOCs according to concrete criteria c) Evaluation of most representative MOOCs using the MOOILLE framework d) Analysis of the results and conclusions Intellectual Outputs 02
  61. 61. a. Exploring current MOOLCs 73
  62. 62. b. Classification of MOOLCs (1) LangMOOCs project 74
  63. 63. c. Evaluation of 6 MOOLCs using MOILLE LangMOOCs project 75
  64. 64. • A1 Lang MOOC Toolkit (Version1)03 • A2 Lang MOOC Toolkit (Version2)03 Intellectual Outputs
  65. 65. 77 www.langmooc.com
  66. 66. • OERs based on Authentic Materials04 A1 ENGLISH A2 GREEK A3 GERMAN A4 ITALIAN A5 NORWEGIAN Intellectual Outputs 78
  67. 67. • Pilot MOOC for Language Learning05 A1 MOOC Platform set up/localisation A5 ENGLISH Pilot MOOC A2 GREEK Pilot MOOC A3 GERMAN Pilot MOOC A4 ITALIAN Pilot MOOC A6 NORWEGIAN Pilot MOOC A7 REPORT _PILOT FEEDBACK A6 Technical video tutorials for MOOC pilots Intellectual Outputs LangMOOCs project
  68. 68. 80 MOODLE platform
  69. 69. FIRST STAGE RESEARCH RESULTS (1) 67MOOC platforms/provider s  34/67 European platforms  29/67 offered a MOOLC during 2015 or planning one for 2016  15/29 MOOLCs are European
  70. 70. FIRST STAGE RESEARCH RESULTS (2) 18/29 MOOCplatforms are or use free & open source software.  18/29 platforms are or use free & open source software (Open EdX LMS, Moodle, OpenMOOC, Wemooc, Google Course Builder)
  71. 71. FIRST STAGE RESEARCH RESULTS (3) Language instructors/ organisations can build their own MOOLCs with cloud based MOOCs, open source LMS 1) mooc.org by EdX 2) Difundi 3) Udemy 4) Open Learning Initiative (OLI) 5) The Mixxer (pair the students with another class–Skype) 6) Instreamia 7) Coursesites/Open Education by Blackboard 8) Alison 9) Eliademy
  72. 72. FIRST STAGE RESEARCH RESULTS (5) 18/29 MOOC platforms/providers offered language courses of 20+ different languages  21/29 English language courses  12/29 Spanish  12/29 Chinese/Mandarin  6/29 French  5/29 Italian, German & Arabic  4/29 Portuguese  3/29 Japanese, Russian, Turkish & Finnish  2/29 Brazilian dialect  1/29 Norwegian, Catalan, Greek, Dutch, Swedish, Irish, Korean, Frisian, Hindi & Malaysian
  73. 73. FIRST STAGE RESEARCH RESULTS (4) 4/29 MOOC platforms support Connectivism 1) Mixxer 2) Instreamia 3) OpenLearning 4) TandemMOOC
  74. 74. http://www.language- exchanges.org/node/106803 Authentic oral communication with native speakers via the free voice over IP phone program Skype (i.e. Mixxer platform).
  75. 75. www.instreamia.com/class
  76. 76. Visualization of daily learning progress based on different language skills and progress report that presents all activities and rates.
  77. 77. authentic interactive videos: - test learners’ listening comprehension via simple knowledge checks ( a fill-in-the-blank listening problem) - possibility to learners to ask for their peers’ or their teacher’s feedback in every step of the activity.
  78. 78. /https://coma.uned.es/course/espanol-en-linea-ele-uned Gamification/Rich automated award system: a series of 35 badges (3 levels of badges: gold, silver, bronze) for assessing participants’ learning activities and their social behavior in the discussion forum.
  79. 79. www.edx.org Authentic communication: Thematic chats or face to face instant communication among language peers and teachers using Google hangouts in groups of max 10 (predefined topic, time and type of communication such as a self presentation activity using text, live video or audio.)
  80. 80. CONCLUSIONS (1) A big increase of MOOLC initiatives 2014-> 16 (Perifanou & Economides, 2014) 2015 -> 29 The number of all MOOC platforms has been doubled: 67 MOOC platforms by the end of 2015
  81. 81. CONCLUSIONS (2) There is not one ideal MOOLC platform that can offer a successful “Massive Open Online Interactive Language Learning Environment”. - A big variety of positive functionalities offered by each MOOC platform -Teachers with their creativity can make the best use of these tools.
  82. 82. CONCLUSIONS (3) OPEN ISSUES:  interoperability  language teachers’ new role  time/implementation costs for educators  creation of OERs  creation of group activities  authentic communication with native speakers  creation of playful & enjoyable activities  personalized language learning  variety of assessment (peer to peer, teacher to student )
  83. 83. CONCLUSIONS (4) CONNECTIVITY/SHARING: instructive designers, developers & language teachers will design, implement, evaluate & share different MOOLC scenarios and their good ideas/experiences!
  84. 84. LangMOOCs project 105 https://www.facebook.com/groups/EdDigEr aConference/
  85. 85. a) Introduction b) Opening up Education: An EU challenge c) Open Education Europa Portal d) MOOCs & the LangMOOC project e) Discussion
  86. 86. Thank you all! LangMOOCs project 107

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