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A Strategic Response to MOOCs: What Role Should Governments Play?

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Full paper at ASCILITE 2016: International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Adelaide, 30th November, 2016.

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A Strategic Response to MOOCs: What Role Should Governments Play?

  1. 1. Professor Mark Brown, Dr Eamon Costello & Dr Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl A Strategic Response to MOOCs: What Role Should Governments Play? Adelaide, Australia 30th November 2016
  2. 2. MOOCs
  3. 3. 2015 - 35 million learners 2014 - 18 million learners http://www.onlinecoursereport.com/state-of-the-mooc-2016-a-year-of-massive-landscape-change-for-massive-open-online-courses/
  4. 4. 1. European context 2. Irish response 3. DCU lead A Strategic Response to MOOCs: What Role Should Governments Play?
  5. 5. 1. European context
  6. 6. 1. European context Allen, E., & Seaman, J., with Poulin, R., & Taylor Straut, T. (2016). Online report card: Tracking online education in the United States. Babson Survey Research Group and Quahog Research Group.
  7. 7. Gaebel, M., Kupriyanova, V., Morais, R. & Colucci, E. (2014). E-learning in European Higher Education Institutions: Results of a mapping survey conducted in October-December 2013. Jansen, D. & Schuwer, R. (2015). Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe Status report based on a mapping survey conducted in October - December 2014. EADTU – HOME project 1. European context
  8. 8. Jansen, D., & Schuwer, R. (2015). Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe Status report based on a mapping survey conducted in October - December 2014. EADTU – HOME project. Available from http://eadtu.eu/documents/Publications/OEenM/Institutional_MOOC_strategies_in_Europe.pdf 2. Troublesome Paradoxes…
  9. 9. Jansen, D., & Schuwer, R. (2015). Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe Status report based on a mapping survey conducted in October - December 2014. EADTU – HOME project. EU EU MOOC Drivers 1. European context
  10. 10. Jansen, D., & Schuwer, R. (2015). Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe Status report based on a mapping survey conducted in October - December 2014. EADTU – HOME project. Available from http://eadtu.eu/documents/Publications/OEenM/Institutional_MOOC_strategies_in_Europe.pdf Disagree Disagree Agree 1. European context
  11. 11. 1. European context http://eadtu.eu/images/publicaties/European_Policy_response_on_MOOC_opportunities_June_2016.pdf
  12. 12. 2. Irish response
  13. 13. 2016 2. Irish response
  14. 14. 2016 2. Irish response
  15. 15. 2. Irish response
  16. 16. FOMO 2. Irish response
  17. 17. 2. Irish response
  18. 18. 2. Irish response
  19. 19. 2. Irish response
  20. 20. “The subject of this meeting is studying at university through online learning, including massive open online courses, MOOCs” 2. Irish response
  21. 21. Executive Summary March 2015 2. Irish response
  22. 22. Executive Summary March 2015 2. Irish response
  23. 23. Executive Summary March 2015 2. Irish response
  24. 24. Executive Summary March 2015 2. Irish response
  25. 25. Executive Summary March 2015 2. Irish response
  26. 26. 2. Irish response
  27. 27. 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% US 2013 US 2014 EU 2014 (all) S 2015 (all) S 2015 (Ireland) MOOCs are important for institutions to learn about online pedagogy Agree Neutral Disagree 2. Irish response
  28. 28. 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% US 2013 EU 2014 (all) S 2015 (all) S 2015 (Ireland) How well are MOOCs meeting institution's objectives? Meeting most/all Meeting some Meeting very few Too early to tell 2. Irish response
  29. 29. Restrictive Funding Model 2.7% 2. Irish response
  30. 30. “As a country we have everything to gain and nothing to lose by increasing levels of participation in higher education among all Irish citizens” (National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education, 2015, p. i) 2. Irish response
  31. 31. 3. DCU lead
  32. 32. Dublin City University… • 16,500 FTE students • 1400 FTE staff • 5 Faculties 3. DCU lead
  33. 33. 3. DCU lead
  34. 34. http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2151 3. DCU lead
  35. 35. “Resilience requires adaptation and evolution to new environmental conditions, but retains core identity” (Weller & Anderson, 2013, p.55). 3. DCU lead
  36. 36. 3. DCU lead
  37. 37. 3. DCU lead
  38. 38. http://www.dcu.ie/academy 3. DCU lead
  39. 39. http://www.dcu.ie/academy 3. DCU lead
  40. 40. Conclusion
  41. 41. What role should governments play in shaping the future of MOOCs? Conclusion
  42. 42. What role should governments play in shaping the future of online learning? Conclusion
  43. 43. http://www.portlandpresspublishing.com/content/wenner-gren-international-series-volume-88 Read more… 2016
  44. 44. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  45. 45. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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