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Head start online: Plugging a gap in the study lifecycle.

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Presentation at Digital Universities in the MOOC Era: Redesigning Higher Education, ICEM Conference, Naples, 22nd September.

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Head start online: Plugging a gap in the study lifecycle.

  1. 1. Head Start Online: Plugging a Gap in the Study Lifecycle Professor Mark Brown, Dr James Brunton, Dr Eamon Costello & Orna Farrell Naples, Italy 22nd September 2017
  2. 2. Outline… 1. The Problem 2. Student Success Toolbox 3. Pilot of Head Start Online Structure of presentation…
  3. 3. Foundations for Student Success Start Early Key message…
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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 UK OU 22%
  6. 6. 1. The Problem 6.5%
  7. 7. 1. The Problem Study Life Cycle Gap
  8. 8. Student Success Toolbox for Flexible Learners 2. Student Success Toolbox http://studentsuccess.ie
  9. 9. Key Outputs 1. 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
  10. 10. 2. Student Success Toolbox http://studentsuccess.ie
  11. 11. Key Principles Student Success Self Regulation PersonalisationCustomisation At Point of Need Voice of Other Learners 2. Student Success Toolbox
  12. 12. The Toolbox 2. Student Success Toolbox
  13. 13. 2. Student Success Toolbox Am I Ready for Study?
  14. 14. Am I Ready for Study? 2. Student Success Toolbox
  15. 15. 2. Student Success Toolbox Am I Ready for Study?
  16. 16. 2. Student Success Toolbox Do I have Enough Time?
  17. 17. 2. Student Success Toolbox Do I have Enough Time?
  18. 18. Who Can I Ask? 2. Student Success Toolbox
  19. 19. My First Assignment 2. Student Success Toolbox
  20. 20. Study Tips for Me 2. Student Success Toolbox
  21. 21. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  22. 22. http://www.dcu.ie/academy 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  23. 23. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  24. 24. • 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
  25. 25. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  26. 26. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  27. 27. Participants… • No marketing • Registered = 151 • Kiron Learners = 70 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  28. 28. 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. Evaluation of Pilot 3. Pilot of Head Start Online
  31. 31. Conclusion • Important gap • Validation of online tools • Benefits of MOOC initiative In sum…
  32. 32. Conclusion
  33. 33. Conclusion
  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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