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Maastricht Innovation Days - EADTU

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Opening presentation at the Maastricht Innovation Days, EADTU, Maastricht, 31st January 2017.

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Maastricht Innovation Days - EADTU

  1. 1. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning How MOOCs Boost Student Mobility and Increase Cross-Institutional Programmes 31st January 2017 @mbrownz
  2. 2. How can you Strategically Invest in Online Learning to Boost Student Mobility and Increase Cross-Institutional Programmes?
  3. 3. • Hosted National Centre for Distance Education • OSCAIL Early Adopter of Online Learning • 2013 Launched New National Institute…
  4. 4. National Institute for Digital Learning @NIDL_DCU
  5. 5. A World-Class Irish Education Online http://www.dcu.ie/online
  6. 6. A World-Class Irish Education Online
  7. 7. MOOCs for student mobility… 1. Why 2. A Small Example 3. A Really Big Example
  8. 8. “If MOOCs are the future solution for increased student mobility, then what is the problem?”
  9. 9. 1. Why
  10. 10. 1. Why Smart Move?
  11. 11. 1. Why
  12. 12. 1. Why
  13. 13. 1. Why
  14. 14. 1. Why
  15. 15. 1. Why
  16. 16. 1. Why
  17. 17. 1. Why
  18. 18. 1. Why
  19. 19. 1. Why
  20. 20. Education at a Glance… 1. Why
  21. 21. Education at a Glance… 1. Why
  22. 22. 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. 2% 1. Why
  23. 23. (Heinlein, 2015) 71% outside 1. Why
  24. 24. 1. Why
  25. 25. 1. Why
  26. 26. “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. Why
  27. 27. 2. A small example
  28. 28. 2. A small example
  29. 29. http://www.dcu.ie/academy 2. A small example
  30. 30. 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. A small example
  31. 31. Key Principles Student Success Self Regulation PersonalisationCustomisation Point of Need Voice of Other Learners 2. A small example
  32. 32. 2. A small example
  33. 33. 2. A small example • A good beginning • What to expect • Time is precious • Skills for success • What is required to succeed • Next steps
  34. 34. 2. A small example
  35. 35. Am I Ready for Study? 2. A small example
  36. 36. Am I Ready for Study? 2. A small example
  37. 37. 2. A small example Am I Ready for Study?
  38. 38. Do I have Enough Time? 2. A small example
  39. 39. Do I have Enough Time? 2. A small example
  40. 40. Who Can I Ask? 2. A small example
  41. 41. Study Tips for Me 2. A small example
  42. 42. 2. A small example
  43. 43. Evaluation of Pilot 2. A small example
  44. 44. 2. A small example
  45. 45. 3. A really big example
  46. 46. Running to catch a moving train... 3. A really big example
  47. 47. “Online learning (MOOCs) should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself” (adapted from Barnett, 2011). 3. A really big example
  48. 48. 3. A really big example
  49. 49. 3. A really big example
  50. 50. 3. A really big example uWOLA… University Worldwide Online Learning Alliance A World-Class Online Education, Wherever You Are
  51. 51. 3. A really big example The Alliance… • 10 universities • Estabished leaders • No more than two in each country • Opening access is core to mission • 25+ year history of flexible delivery • Ranked in the top 500 universities • Most in the top 100 under 50 years • Strong track record of student success
  52. 52. 3. A really big example USPs… • Glocal brand • Single portal • Agent network • Innovation • Joint research • Strategic leadership • MOOCs • Scholarships • Credit transfer • First-year online • Joint programmes • Internationalisation
  53. 53. 3. A really big example uWOLLA
  54. 54. Conclusion… Student mobility and cross-institutional partnerships have many different faces
  55. 55. “If MOOCs are the future solution for increased student mobility, then what is the problem?”
  56. 56. Critical Consumers Critical Citizens WHERE DO WE WANT TO GO? (Delors Report, 1972) LEARNING TO BE LEARNING TO KNOW LEARNING TO DO LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER Critical Thinkers
  57. 57. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  58. 58. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning www.dcu.ie/nidlmark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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