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Why Adopt MOOCs?
Defining Institutional Drivers
1st May 2015
National MOOC Symposium
Dublin City University
Prof Mark Brow...
1. DCU
2. Drivers
3. Deliberations
Outline…
3Ds
“MOOCs should
be in the service of
big ideas, not as
a big idea in itself”
(Brown & Costello, 2015;
adapted from Barnett, ...
1. DCU
1. DCU
The DCU context…
A modern digital-era university for the 21st Century
“To transform lives and societies through education,
research and innovation”
1. DCU
1. DCU
“A Digital Campus will underpin the educational experience, both on and
off campus, enabling students to flourish i...
1. DCU
Vision…
To be recognised as a world leader at the
forefront of education, research and
innovation in contemporary models o...
1. DCU
Building on
a long history
2. DRIVERS
Allan, I., & Seaman, J. (2015). Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the
United States.
2. DRIVERS
2. DRIVERS
Jensen, D., & Schuwer, R. (2015). Institutional MOOC
strategies in Europe: Status report based on a mapping
sur...
2. DRIVERS
2. DRIVERS
O’Connor, K. (2014). MOOCs, institutional policy and change dynamics in
higher education. Higher Education, 68 ...
2. DRIVERS
• e-learning policy a vehicle for curriculum redesign
• emphasis on internal curriculum redesign and
transforma...
2. DRIVERS
Gap in the Literature
2. DRIVERS
Our Main Drivers
2. DRIVERS
• Extending Access
• Fostering Culture of Innovation
• Promoting Curriculum Renewal
1st
Our Main Drivers
2. DRIVERS
Our Main Drivers
• Establishing International Brand
• Showcasing World-class Programs
• Building New Partnershi...
2. DRIVERS
Our Main Drivers
• Assisting Prospective Students in
their Course Selection
• Promoting Online Readiness,
Acade...
2. DRIVERS
Our Main Drivers
• Promoting an Open Philosophy
• Supporting Research on New
Models of Teaching and Learning
• ...
3. DELIBERATIONS
- Open2Study
- ALISION
- Moodle
- EdX
- OER universitas
- Udemy
- Iversity
- OpenUpEd
- FutureLearn
Options…
3. DELIBERATI...
Strong Pedagogical Community
LowBrandAwareness
HighBrandAwareness
Weak Pedagogical Community
3. DELIBERATIONS
Strong Pedagogical Community
LowBrandAwareness
HighBrandAwareness
Weak Pedagogical Community
3. DELIBERATIONS
Strong Pedagogical Community
Weak Pedagogical Community
3. DELIBERATIONS
InconsistentDesign
ConsistentDesign
Strong Pedagogical Community
InconsistentDesign
ConsistentDesign
Weak Pedagogical Community
3. DELIBERATIONS
Open to Shaping
Closed to Shaping
3. DELIBERATIONS
InconsistentDesign
ConsistentDesign
Open to Shaping
Closed to Shaping
3. DELIBERATIONS
InconsistentDesign
ConsistentDesign
?
Open to Shaping
Closed to Shaping
3. DELIBERATIONS
InconsistentDesign
ConsistentDesign
#moocsym2015
1. Why this event…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course
3. DELIBERATIONS
3. DELIBERATIONS
• How technically fit for purpose is the platform?
• How pedagogically fit for purpose is the platform?
• How sustainable ...
• How strong is the pedagogical community supporting
innovation through the platform?
• How well suited is the platform to...
Key
Questions
Future
Learn
Open
2Study
Open
UpEd
Open
EdX
Moodle Udemy
How technically fit for
purpose is the platform? (3...
CONCLUSION
CONCLUSION
In sum…
1. Understand your drivers
2. Your money needs to be on the mission
3. Sum of the whole is greater than...
CONCLUSION
In sum…
1. Understand your drivers
2. Your money needs to be on the mission
3. Sum of the whole is greater than...
Thank
You!
Contact Details
mark.brown@dcu.ie
@mbrownz
http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz
eamon.costello@dcu.ie
@eam0
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Presentation at Open Up Education: National MOOC Symposium, Dublin City University, Dublin, 1st May, 2015.

This event was supported through two European funded projects: the HOME Project, SCORE2020 Project

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Why Adopt MOOCs? Defining Institutional Drivers

  1. 1. Why Adopt MOOCs? Defining Institutional Drivers 1st May 2015 National MOOC Symposium Dublin City University Prof Mark Brown & Dr Eamon Costello
  2. 2. 1. DCU 2. Drivers 3. Deliberations Outline… 3Ds
  3. 3. “MOOCs should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself” (Brown & Costello, 2015; adapted from Barnett, 2011).
  4. 4. 1. DCU
  5. 5. 1. DCU The DCU context… A modern digital-era university for the 21st Century
  6. 6. “To transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation” 1. DCU
  7. 7. 1. DCU “A Digital Campus will underpin the educational experience, both on and off campus, enabling students to flourish in the 21st century”
  8. 8. 1. DCU
  9. 9. Vision… To be recognised as a world leader at the forefront of education, research and innovation in contemporary models of teaching and learning that help to transform lives and societies. 1. DCU
  10. 10. 1. DCU Building on a long history
  11. 11. 2. DRIVERS
  12. 12. Allan, I., & Seaman, J. (2015). Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. 2. DRIVERS
  13. 13. 2. DRIVERS Jensen, D., & Schuwer, R. (2015). Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe: Status report based on a mapping survey conducted in October – December 2014.
  14. 14. 2. DRIVERS
  15. 15. 2. DRIVERS O’Connor, K. (2014). MOOCs, institutional policy and change dynamics in higher education. Higher Education, 68 (5), 623-635.
  16. 16. 2. DRIVERS • e-learning policy a vehicle for curriculum redesign • emphasis on internal curriculum redesign and transformation of the student learning experience was a core rationale • Desire to capitalise on promotional opportunities but at the same time a reticence around wholly embracing the phenomenon • Absence of access-driven concerns in university policy despite the prominence of the goal of widening participation in broader public debate about MOOCs O’Connor, K. (2014). MOOCs, institutional policy and change dynamics in higher education. Higher Education, 68 (5), 623-635.
  17. 17. 2. DRIVERS Gap in the Literature
  18. 18. 2. DRIVERS Our Main Drivers
  19. 19. 2. DRIVERS • Extending Access • Fostering Culture of Innovation • Promoting Curriculum Renewal 1st Our Main Drivers
  20. 20. 2. DRIVERS Our Main Drivers • Establishing International Brand • Showcasing World-class Programs • Building New Partnerships and International Reputation as a Top Young University 2nd
  21. 21. 2. DRIVERS Our Main Drivers • Assisting Prospective Students in their Course Selection • Promoting Online Readiness, Academic Capital and Student Success 3rd
  22. 22. 2. DRIVERS Our Main Drivers • Promoting an Open Philosophy • Supporting Research on New Models of Teaching and Learning • Shaping Direction of Future Developments in Higher Education 4th
  23. 23. 3. DELIBERATIONS
  24. 24. - Open2Study - ALISION - Moodle - EdX - OER universitas - Udemy - Iversity - OpenUpEd - FutureLearn Options… 3. DELIBERATIONS
  25. 25. Strong Pedagogical Community LowBrandAwareness HighBrandAwareness Weak Pedagogical Community 3. DELIBERATIONS
  26. 26. Strong Pedagogical Community LowBrandAwareness HighBrandAwareness Weak Pedagogical Community 3. DELIBERATIONS
  27. 27. Strong Pedagogical Community Weak Pedagogical Community 3. DELIBERATIONS InconsistentDesign ConsistentDesign
  28. 28. Strong Pedagogical Community InconsistentDesign ConsistentDesign Weak Pedagogical Community 3. DELIBERATIONS
  29. 29. Open to Shaping Closed to Shaping 3. DELIBERATIONS InconsistentDesign ConsistentDesign
  30. 30. Open to Shaping Closed to Shaping 3. DELIBERATIONS InconsistentDesign ConsistentDesign
  31. 31. ? Open to Shaping Closed to Shaping 3. DELIBERATIONS InconsistentDesign ConsistentDesign
  32. 32. #moocsym2015 1. Why this event… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course
  33. 33. 3. DELIBERATIONS
  34. 34. 3. DELIBERATIONS
  35. 35. • 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 well is the platform suited to supporting academic readiness? Key questions… 3. DELIBERATIONS
  36. 36. • How strong is the pedagogical community supporting innovation through the platform? • How well suited is the platform to promoting the goals of outreach and wider access to higher education for all? • What are your measures of success? How well will the MOOC platform met your success criteria? • What will be lost if you do nothing? What are the opportunity costs associated with the specific initiative? Key questions… 3. DELIBERATIONS
  37. 37. 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 Total 3. DELIBERATIONS
  38. 38. CONCLUSION
  39. 39. CONCLUSION In sum… 1. Understand your drivers 2. Your money needs to be on the mission 3. Sum of the whole is greater than the individual parts
  40. 40. CONCLUSION In sum… 1. Understand your drivers 2. Your money needs to be on the mission 3. Sum of the whole is greater than the individual parts Proactive or Reactive
  41. 41. Thank You!
  42. 42. Contact Details mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz eamon.costello@dcu.ie @eam0

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