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The Open Academy Initiative: Fostering an Innovation Culture with a Local Flavour

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Paper presented at Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C), University of Warwick, 6th September, 2016

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The Open Academy Initiative: Fostering an Innovation Culture with a Local Flavour

  1. 1. The Open Academy Initiative: Fostering an Innovation Culture with a Local Flavour Mark BROWN, Eamon COSTELLO, Enda DONLON & Mairéad NIC GIOLLA MHICHÍL ALT-C University of Warwick 6th September, 2016
  2. 2. Outline… 1. MOOC debate 2. MOOC platforms 3. Open Learning Academy Outline…
  3. 3. 1. MOOC debate
  4. 4. http://www.parlorpress.com/invasion_of_the_moocs 1. MOOC debate
  5. 5. 1. MOOC debate
  6. 6. http://www.portlandpresspublishing.com/content/wenner-gren-international-series-volume-88 1. MOOC debate
  7. 7. 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. MOOC debate
  8. 8. 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% US 2013 US 2014 EU 2014 (all) S 2015 (all) S 2015 (Ireland) MOOCs are important for institutions to learn about online pedagogy Agree Neutral Disagree 1. MOOC debate Ireland
  9. 9. 1. MOOC debate
  10. 10. 1. MOOC debate Gartner Hype Cycle MOOCs
  11. 11. 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. MOOC debate
  12. 12. 2. MOOC platforms
  13. 13. - ALISION - EdX - Udemy - Udacity - Iversity - OpenUpEd - Open2Study - OER universitas - FutureLearn - Moodle Options… 2. MOOC platforms
  14. 14. Jensen, D., & Schuwer, R. (2015). Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe: Status report based on a mapping survey conducted in October – December 2014. 2. MOOC platforms
  15. 15. “Resilience requires adaptation and evolution to new environmental conditions, but retains core identity” (Weller & Anderson, 2013, p.55). 2. MOOC platforms
  16. 16. Strong Pedagogical Community LowBrandAwareness HighBrandAwareness Weak Pedagogical Community 2. MOOC platforms
  17. 17. Strong Pedagogical Community LowBrandAwareness HighBrandAwareness Weak Pedagogical Community 2. MOOC platforms
  18. 18. Open to Shaping Closed to Shaping InconsistentDesign ConsistentDesign 2. MOOC platforms
  19. 19. • How technically fit for purpose is the platform? • How pedagogically fit for purpose is the platform? • How sustainable is the business model for the platform? • How confident are you in the sustainability of the platform? • How reputable are the partners associated with the platform? • How strong is the pedagogical community supporting innovation through the platform? Key questions… 2. MOOC platforms
  20. 20. Key Questions Future Learn Open 2Study Open UpEd Open EdX Moodle Udemy How technically fit for purpose is the platform? (3 x 3) = 9 (3 x 3) = 9 (0 x 3) = 0 (3 x 3) = 9 (2 x 3) = 6 (1 x 3) = 3 How pedagogically fit for purpose is the platform? (3 x 3) = 9 (3 x 3) = 9 (1 x 3) = 3 (3 x 3) = 9 (3 x 3) = 6 (1 x 3) = 3 How confident are you in the sustainability of the platform? (2 x 2) = 4 (1 x 2) = 2 (1 x 2) = 2 (1 x 2) = 2 (1 x 2) = 4 (1 x 2) = 2 How reputable are the partners associated with the platform? (3 x 3) = 9 (2 x 3) = 6 (2 x 3) = 6 (3 x 3) = 9 (1 x 3) = 3 (0 x 3) = 0 How strong is the pedagogical community supporting innovation through the platform? (3 x 3) = 9 (1 x 3) = 2 (2 x 3) = 6 (2 x 3) = 6 (2 x 3) = 6 (0 x 3) = 0 Total 2. MOOC platforms
  21. 21. 2. MOOC platforms
  22. 22. 3. Open Learning Academy
  23. 23. 3. Open Learning Academy
  24. 24. http://www.dcu.ie/academy 3. Open Learning Academy
  25. 25. 3. Open Learning Academy
  26. 26. Part of Irish State’s National Commemorative Programme 2016 3. Open Learning Academy
  27. 27. 3. Open Learning Academy
  28. 28. 3. Open Learning Academy
  29. 29. 3. Open Learning Academy
  30. 30. Conclusion • Understand your drivers • Shaping platform development • Part of wider strategic investment In sum…
  31. 31. Conclusion The Irish Open Learning Academy will be formally launched before the end of 2016…
  32. 32. Forthcoming event… http://nextgen16.esai.ie
  33. 33. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz mairead.nicgiollamhichil@dcu.ie
  34. 34. Go raibh maith agaibh!

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