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What to do about MOOCs?
Beyond the Fear of Missing Out
9-12 June 2015, Barcelona
Mark Brown, Eamon Costello, Enda Donlon,
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Gap in the Literature
Why this paper?
What are our main drivers?
• Extending Access
• Fostering Culture of Innovation
• Promoting Curriculum Renewal
• Extending...
Key
Questions
Future
Learn
Open
2Study
Open
UpEd
Open
EdX
Moodle Udemy
How technically fit for
purpose is the platform? (3...
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What to do about MOOCs? Beyond the Fear of Missing Out

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Paper at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference, Barcelona, 9th June.

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What to do about MOOCs? Beyond the Fear of Missing Out

  1. 1. What to do about MOOCs? Beyond the Fear of Missing Out 9-12 June 2015, Barcelona Mark Brown, Eamon Costello, Enda Donlon, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, & Colette Kirwan National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University
  2. 2. Gap in the Literature Why this paper?
  3. 3. What are our main drivers? • Extending Access • Fostering Culture of Innovation • Promoting Curriculum Renewal • Extending Access • Fostering Culture of Innovation • Promoting Curriculum Renewal 1st • Establishing International Brand • Showcasing World-class Programs • Building New Partnerships and International Reputation as a Top Young University • Establishing International Brand • Showcasing World-class Programs • Building New Partnerships and International Reputation as a Top Young University 2nd • Assisting Prospective Students in their Course Selection • Promoting Online Readiness, Academic Capital and Student Success • Assisting Prospective Students in their Course Selection • Promoting Online Readiness, Academic Capital and Student Success 3rd 4th • Promoting an Open Philosophy • Supporting Research on New Models of Teaching and Learning • Shaping Direction of Future Developments in Higher Education • Promoting an Open Philosophy • Supporting Research on New Models of Teaching and Learning • Shaping Direction of Future Developments in Higher Education
  4. 4. 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) = 2 (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 What are the options? “MOOCs should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself”

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