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Head Start Online: A Good Start is Half the Work

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Paper at Expanding Horizons in Open and Distance Learning. Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (OLDAA), Melbourne, 6th February 2017.

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Head Start Online: A Good Start is Half the Work

  1. 1. Head Start Online: A Good Start is Half the Work Professor Mark Brown, Dr James Brunton, Dr Eamon Costello & Orna Farrell Melbourne 6th February 2017
  2. 2. Outline… 1. The Problem 2. Student Success Toolbox 3. Pilot of Head Start Online Structure of presentation…
  3. 3. Need to move away from a ‘goulash approach’ Simpson, 2009 Key message…
  4. 4. 1. The Problem
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Study Life Cycle 1. The Problem
  8. 8. 2. Student Success Toolbox
  9. 9. Student Success Toolbox for Flexible Learners 2. Student Success Toolbox http://studentsuccess.ie
  10. 10. Key Outputs 1. Undertake synthesis of literature 2. Investigate existing tools in use 3. Develop eight digital readiness tools 4. Provide guidance and disseminate tools 2. Student Success Toolbox
  11. 11. 2. Student Success Toolbox http://studentsuccess.ie
  12. 12. Key Principles Student Success Self Regulation PersonalisationCustomisation Point of Need Voice of Other Learners 2. Student Success Toolbox
  13. 13. The Toolbox 2. Student Success Toolbox
  14. 14. 2. Student Success Toolbox Am I Ready for Study?
  15. 15. Am I Ready for Study? 2. Student Success Toolbox
  16. 16. 2. Student Success Toolbox Am I Ready for Study?
  17. 17. 2. Student Success Toolbox Do I have Enough Time?
  18. 18. 2. Student Success Toolbox Do I have Enough Time?
  19. 19. Who Can I Ask? 2. Student Success Toolbox
  20. 20. My Computer Skills 2. Student Success Toolbox
  21. 21. My First Assignment 2. Student Success Toolbox
  22. 22. Study Tips for Me 2. Student Success Toolbox
  23. 23. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  24. 24. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  25. 25. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  26. 26. http://www.dcu.ie/academy 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  27. 27. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  28. 28. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  29. 29. • A good beginning • What to expect • Time is precious • Skills for success • What is required to succeed • Next steps 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  30. 30. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  31. 31. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  32. 32. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  33. 33. Participants… • No marketing • Registered = 151 • Kiron Learners = 70 • Active After Week 1 = 37 • Completed = 24 (64%) • Requested Certificate = 15 (62%) 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  34. 34. Evaluation of Pilot 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  35. 35. ` Evaluation of Pilot 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  36. 36. ` Evaluation of Pilot 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  37. 37. ` Evaluation of Pilot 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  38. 38. ` Evaluation of Pilot 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  39. 39. ` Evaluation of Pilot 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  40. 40. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  41. 41. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online 10 x DCU Connected Scholarships
  42. 42. Conclusion • Important gap • Validation of online tools • Benefits of MOOC initiative In sum…
  43. 43. Next Course in May 2017 Conclusion
  44. 44. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  45. 45. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz mark.brown@dcu.ie

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