ALT’s ocTEL MOOC experience: Designing the platform

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Presentation given to the ALT Scotland SIG 20th June 2013 outlining the general MOOC platform ecosystem including 'MOOC platform as a service' from Coursera et al., and home grown solutions aligned to connectivist principles using WordPress. The talk highlights some of the particular features of the ALT ocTEL platform which uses WordPress with a number of existing plugins like FeedWordPress, bbPress, MailPress and theme customistion to create an agile course platform

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    1. 1. ALT’s ocTEL MOOC experience: Designing the platformCreating your own open online course using WordPressMartin Hawksey (@mhawksey)Linda CreanorGrainne Hamilton (@grainnehamilton)http://bit.ly/octelweb5
    2. 2.  The hinterland The platform The experience Open to general discussion/Q&AWhat/how
    3. 3. THE HINTERLAND
    4. 4. MOOCs
    5. 5. MOOCsInstructivist• Centralised– Content– Quizzes– Discussion
    6. 6. MOOCsInstructivist Connectivist• Centralised– Content– Quizzes– Discussion• De-centralised– seed content– Personal spaces(Twitter, blogs …)– Distributed networks
    7. 7. MOOCsInstructivist Connectivist• Centralised– Content– Quizzes– Discussion• De-centralised– seed content– Personal spaces(Twitter, blogs …)– Distributed networks
    8. 8. “revolutionisingconventionalmodels of formaleducation.”“a transformationalnew partnership inonline education.”“Highereducation isbroken withincreasinglyhigher costs forboth students andour society atlarge.”"Highereducation isripe forinnovation: it istoo expensiveand limited to afew"Adapted from David Kernohan, 2013MOOCs As a service
    9. 9. “BlackBoardCourseSites:Move your coursesonline free”“Pearson OpenClass:Break through tolearning at scale”“Instructure Canvas:Open online learning,as defined by you”platform As a service …(which might be used for amooc)Adapted from David Kernohan, 2013
    10. 10. http://mashe.hawksey.infoOpen Source bespokeMOOC platforms“XBlock is a componentarchitecture for buildingcourseware.”“the software and technologywe used to build our PowerSearching with Google onlinecourse
    11. 11. Cmooc-ing
    12. 12. PLENK2010CCK08CCK09CCK11LAK11PLNMobiMOOCDS106eduMOOCChange.MOOCGBL MOOCPHONARPICBODFSLT12ocTELLAK13MOOCMOOCcMOOC Tools
    13. 13. Do you speak...* ...RSS?
    14. 14. BlogsLMSSocialBookmarkingTwitter &Social mediaAdapted from Siemens, 2012Example cMooc Architecture
    15. 15. Black box(aggregator)BlogsLMSSocialBookmarkingTwitter &Social mediaAdapted from Siemens, 2012Example cMooc Architecture
    16. 16. Black box(aggregator)BlogsLMSSocialBookmarkingTwitter &Social mediaAdapted from Siemens, 2012Example cMooc Architecture
    17. 17. Black box(aggregator)Daily Alert(email/RSS)CentralstoreCommentsBlogsLMSSocialBookmarkingTwitter &Social mediaAdapted from Siemens, 2012Example cMooc Architecture
    18. 18. THE PLATFORM
    19. 19. octel* Wordpress+ Course reader+ Feedwordpress+ Bbpress (forums)+ MailPress (newsletter)* Twitter
    20. 20. Course Reader
    21. 21. Course Reader
    22. 22. FeedWordPRess* If no Reg. Import Multiple* Categories* Blogs +plus+* Keyword filter(title & Body)
    23. 23. Tapping the rhizomes of dotlife:Finding the feedDelicious - http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/tag/octel?fancy=1Diigo - https://groups.diigo.com/group/alt-octel/rssMendeley Group - http://www.mendeley.com/groups/3241271/octel/feed/JISCMail - https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?RSS&L=OCTEL-PUBLIC&v=2.0Google+ (via Feed+ Chrome App) -https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbydByKOtcfKB8HFSgIXYspDUrlpMeKFLK9J-he2ZwgSTifQFhZ6/exec?feedId=S30501691364Scoop.it (via Feed+ Machine Chrome App) -https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbylTVNp0Pu17AZkKhnulX9EK_W9Qu80h3ZpK3f89ujmTSxfBw8/exec?feedId=S13511380747Twitter Q&A (via TAGS) -https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbyLu2s_3eKFVuc2kYzS5G9u5c4vWp8gUU3dKVHN-qboidBeVdln/exec?output=rssCC-BY An Phan Van
    24. 24. bbPress (forums)
    25. 25. bbPress (forums)
    26. 26. MailPress
    27. 27. MailPress
    28. 28. MailPress
    29. 29. MailPress
    30. 30. MailPress (Add-ons)*Newsletter Newsletters : for posts*Sync_wordpress_user Users :synchronise with WordPress users*Tracking_ga Tracking : mails activity toyour site with google analytics*Batch_send Mails : Send them in batchmode
    31. 31. Twitter*Archived in a Google Spreadsheet (TAGS)
    32. 32. <Other>*More http://mashe.hawksey.info/tag/octel/+Individual resource submission+Registering users and blogs+Bulk user account creation+Participant lists+Forum activity+Top contributors+Intercom (CRM)+...
    33. 33. THE EXPERIENCE
    34. 34. general discussion/Q&Ahttp://bit.ly/octelweb5

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