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Head Start for Online Study: Reflections on a MOOC for New Learners

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Presentation at UK/Ireland MoodleMoot, London, April 11th 2017.

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Head Start for Online Study: Reflections on a MOOC for New Learners

  1. 1. Head Start for Online Study: Reflections on a MOOC for New Learners Dr James Brunton, Professor Mark Brown, Dr Eamon Costello & Orna Farrell London 10 to 12th April 2017
  2. 2. National Institute for Digital Learning @NIDL_DCU
  3. 3. A World-Class Irish Education Online http://www.dcu.ie/online
  4. 4. Outline… 1. The Problem 2. The Project 3. The Pilot Structure…
  5. 5. 1. The Problem
  6. 6. Allan, I., & Seaman, J. (2015). Grade level: Tackling online education in the United States. Babson Survey Research Group and Quahog Research Group, LLC. 1. The Problem
  7. 7. Woodley, A., & Simpson, O. (2014). Student dropout: The elephant in the room (pp. 459-483). In O. Zawacki-Richter & T. Anderson (Eds.). Online distance education: Towards a research agenda. Athabasca: AU Press. 1. The Problem
  8. 8. Study Life Cycle 1. The Problem
  9. 9. 2. The Project
  10. 10. Student Success Toolbox for Flexible Learners http://studentsuccess.ie 2. The Project
  11. 11. http://studentsuccess.ie 2. The Project
  12. 12. The Toolbox 2. The Project
  13. 13. Am I Ready for Study? 2. The Project
  14. 14. Am I Ready for Study? 2. The Project
  15. 15. Do I have Enough Time? 2. The Project
  16. 16. 3. The Pilot
  17. 17. 3. The Pilot
  18. 18. 3. The Pilot
  19. 19. http://www.dcu.ie/academy 3. The Pilot
  20. 20. 3. The Pilot
  21. 21. • A good beginning • What to expect • Time is precious • Skills for success • What is required to succeed • Next steps 3. The Pilot
  22. 22. 3. The Pilot
  23. 23. 3. The Pilot
  24. 24. Participants… • No marketing • Registered = 151 • Kiron Learners = 70 • Active After Week 1 = 37 • Completed = 24 (64%) • Requested Certificate = 15 (62%) 3. The Pilot
  25. 25. Evaluation of Pilot 3. The Pilot
  26. 26. ` Evaluation of Pilot 3. The Pilot
  27. 27. ` Evaluation of Pilot 3. The Pilot
  28. 28. 3. The Pilot
  29. 29. 10 x DCU Connected Scholarships 3. The Pilot
  30. 30. Conclusion
  31. 31. Conclusion • Important gap • Validation of online tools • Benefits of MOOC initiative In sum…
  32. 32. Uncertain Future Conclusion
  33. 33. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  34. 34. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz mark.brown@dcu.ie

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