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Head Start Online: A MOOC for those Thinking About, or Preparing for, Flexible Study

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Paper at EDEN Research Workshop, Oldenburg, Germany, 5th October

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Head Start Online: A MOOC for those Thinking About, or Preparing for, Flexible Study

  1. 1. Head Start Online: A MOOC for those Thinking About, or Preparing for, Flexible Study James BRUNTON, Mark BROWN, Eamon COSTELLO, Orna FARRELL & Conor MAHON EDEN Research Workshop Oldenburg, Germany 5th October, 2016
  2. 2. Outline… 1. Background 2. Student Success Toolbox 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online Structure…
  3. 3. 1. Background
  4. 4. Education at a Glance… 1. Background
  5. 5. “It will not be possible to satisfy the rising demand for Higher Education, especially in developing countries, by relying on traditional approaches.” (Sir John Daniel, 2013) Past President, Commonwealth of Learning; Previous Vice-Chancellor, UK Open University 1. Background
  6. 6. 1. Background
  7. 7. Gartner Hype Cycle MOOCs 1. Background
  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 1. Background
  9. 9. 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/ 1. Background
  10. 10. 1. Background
  11. 11. “Resilience requires adaptation and evolution to new environmental conditions, but retains core identity” (Weller & Anderson, 2013, p.55). 1. Background
  12. 12. 1. Background
  13. 13. http://www.dcu.ie/academy 1. Background
  14. 14. 2. Student Success Toolbox
  15. 15. 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. 2. Student Success Toolbox
  16. 16. Student Success Toolbox for Flexible Learners 2. Student Success Toolbox http://studentsuccess.ie
  17. 17. 2. Student Success Toolbox
  18. 18. Key Principles Student Success Self Regulation PersonalisationCustomisation Point of Need Voice of Other Learners 2. Student Success Toolbox
  19. 19. The Toolbox 2. Student Success Toolbox
  20. 20. 2. Student Success Toolbox Am I Ready for Study?
  21. 21. Am I Ready for Study? 2. Student Success Toolbox
  22. 22. 2. Student Success Toolbox Am I Ready for Study?
  23. 23. 2. Student Success Toolbox Do I have Enough Time?
  24. 24. 2. Student Success Toolbox Do I have Enough Time?
  25. 25. 2. Student Success Toolbox http://studentsuccess.ie
  26. 26. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online
  27. 27. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online
  28. 28. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online
  29. 29. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7TONQbg2Vg
  30. 30. • A good beginning • What to expect • Time is precious • Skills for success • What is required to succeed • Next steps Structure… 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online
  31. 31. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online
  32. 32. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online
  33. 33. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online
  34. 34. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online Participants… • No marketing • Registered = 151 • Kiron Learners = 70 • Active After Week 1 = 37 • Completed = 24 (64%) • Requested Certificate = 15 (62%)
  35. 35. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online The activity "How much time do I have" really put into perspective for me how much time I really do have and how poorly I've managed it. Now my youngest has started third level [higher education], there are no more excuses to hide behind! Feedback…
  36. 36. 3. Initial Pilot of Head Start Online
  37. 37. Conclusion
  38. 38. Conclusion • Important gap • Validation of online tools • Benefits of Academy initiative In sum…
  39. 39. Launch in January 2017 Conclusion
  40. 40. Research event… http://nextgen16.esai.ie
  41. 41. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  42. 42. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz mark.brown@dcu.ie

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