Experiences with MOOCs: Challenges and Opportunities          Michael Rees          Faculty of Business           http://m...
MOOC Context               Massive              • As many as 160,000 students across                the world             ...
In 2008 Dave Cormier created the term MOOC             His vision:             Although it may share in some of the       ...
MOOC Types             cMOOC, 2008                              xMOOC, 2011             • Creation, creativity            ...
HeadlinesCollege Is Dead. Long Live College! Oct 2012                     The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Y...
MOOC providersApril 2013                    Experience with MOOCs   6
April 2013   Experience with MOOCs   7
Horizon Report 2013 for Higher Ed       Time-to-Adoption: 1 year or less         • MOOCs         • Tablet Computing       ...
Top 12 in Australian Higher Ed                                                     Source: The AustralianApril 2013       ...
MOOC Features             Heavy reliance on many, short videos                Several online quizzes per unit, 1 per video...
MOOCs RisingApril 2013                  Experience with MOOCs   11
April 2013   Experience with MOOCs   13
MOOC Completion Rates                                                   http://www.katyjordan.com/MOOCproject.html        ...
Up skill on TPACKApril 2013                   Experience with MOOCs   15
Udacity CS253 Web Apps EngineeringApril 2013                  Experience with MOOCs   16
Interactive coding for assessmentApril 2013                    Experience with MOOCs   17
Homework                                                http://mrees-udacity-blog.appspot.com/April 2013              Expe...
Coursera CS101April 2013                    Experience with MOOCs   19
Google MOOCApril 2013                 Experience with MOOCs   20
Humanities MOOCApril 2013                 Experience with MOOCs   21
Unfinished MOOCs             Coursera              • Web intelligence and big data              • Drugs and the brain     ...
How to react?              collaboration between elite institutions both for brand positioning              and shared dev...
Millidegrees              1 millidegree ≈ 1 contact hour                 1 subject ≈ 42 millidegrees                 From ...
Open BadgesApril 2013                 Experience with MOOCs   25
MozillaOpenBadgeProject  April 2013   Experience with MOOCs   26
MOOC PlatformsApril 2013                    Experience with MOOCs   27
MOOC Business Model             Jim Barber, VC UNE, Feb 2013             To survive in a world of OOCs, Australian univers...
MOOC Outlook              Industry                                Business Case              Acceptance                   ...
Economic imperative                                                     From: The Avalanche is ComingApril 2013           ...
Final thought                       Think 4-minute                          lectures!April 2013                    Experie...
Reference links             http://go.mrees.com/bondmoocrefsApril 2013                     Experience with MOOCs   32
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    1. 1. Experiences with MOOCs: Challenges and Opportunities Michael Rees Faculty of Business http://michaelrees.telTalk resources at http://talks.michaeljrees.com
    2. 2. MOOC Context Massive • As many as 160,000 students across the world Open • Any person of any age, free Online • 24/7 Internet access Courses • High-profile, professional presenters from high-profile institutionsApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 2
    3. 3. In 2008 Dave Cormier created the term MOOC His vision: Although it may share in some of the conventions of an ordinary course, such as a predefined timeline and weekly topics for consideration, a MOOC generally carries no fees, no prerequisites other than Internet access and interest, no predefined expectations for participation, and no formal accreditation.April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 3
    4. 4. MOOC Types cMOOC, 2008 xMOOC, 2011 • Creation, creativity • Short videos • Autonomy • Auto assessed • Social networked quizzes learning • Longer tests • Knowledge • Knowledge generation duplicationApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 4
    5. 5. HeadlinesCollege Is Dead. Long Live College! Oct 2012 The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years Nov 2012 Online learning: Campus 2.0 Mar 2013 ANU vice- ANU joins chancellor MOOCs rush Melbourne Uni signs on to Coursera issues with with others expected to follow Sep MOOCs warning edX partnership 2012 Sep 2012 Feb 2013 An Avalanche UQ joins MOOCs movement Sep 2012 is Coming Mar 2013April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 5
    6. 6. MOOC providersApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 6
    7. 7. April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 7
    8. 8. Horizon Report 2013 for Higher Ed Time-to-Adoption: 1 year or less • MOOCs • Tablet Computing Time-to-Adoption: 2 to 3 years • Big Data and Learning Analytics • Game-based Learning Time-to-Adoption: 4 to 5 years • 3D printing • Wearable technologyApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 8
    9. 9. Top 12 in Australian Higher Ed Source: The AustralianApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 9
    10. 10. MOOC Features Heavy reliance on many, short videos Several online quizzes per unit, 1 per video at least Weekly activities, exercises, blog posts Peer mentoring via forums, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Google Hangouts, Blackboard Collaborate for live tutes Office hours videos for direct feedback Statement, certificate of completionApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 10
    11. 11. MOOCs RisingApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 11
    12. 12. April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 13
    13. 13. MOOC Completion Rates http://www.katyjordan.com/MOOCproject.html 4 March 2013April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 14
    14. 14. Up skill on TPACKApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 15
    15. 15. Udacity CS253 Web Apps EngineeringApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 16
    16. 16. Interactive coding for assessmentApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 17
    17. 17. Homework http://mrees-udacity-blog.appspot.com/April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 18
    18. 18. Coursera CS101April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 19
    19. 19. Google MOOCApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 20
    20. 20. Humanities MOOCApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 21
    21. 21. Unfinished MOOCs Coursera • Web intelligence and big data • Drugs and the brain • Fundamentals of online education • E-learning and digital cultures Udacity • Introduction to Statistics • HTML5 game development xMOOC • Educational technology & media Open University UK • H817 Open educationApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 22
    22. 22. How to react? collaboration between elite institutions both for brand positioning and shared development targeted development of MOOCs that relate directly to community needs partial credit towards residential education pedagogical awareness to encourage enrolment within feeder schoolsApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 23
    23. 23. Millidegrees 1 millidegree ≈ 1 contact hour 1 subject ≈ 42 millidegrees From own experience: MOOC ≈ 15-35 millidegrees So, 40-50 MOOCs equate to one degree!April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 24
    24. 24. Open BadgesApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 25
    25. 25. MozillaOpenBadgeProject April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 26
    26. 26. MOOC PlatformsApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 27
    27. 27. MOOC Business Model Jim Barber, VC UNE, Feb 2013 To survive in a world of OOCs, Australian universities will need to innovate and take risks. On present indications, the future may well belong to freemium universities - a businesss model where they give away their courseware and only charge students for supplementary support services.  Accredited exams  Moderated discussion groups  Tutorial assistanceApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 28
    28. 28. MOOC Outlook Industry Business Case Acceptance • Can MOOCs be • Lists of acceptable sustainable? MOOCs • How much would • In parallel with you pay? degrees? Effective Learning • Allow up skilling and career change • Rely on self- discipline • ID assuranceApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 29
    29. 29. Economic imperative From: The Avalanche is ComingApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 30
    30. 30. Final thought Think 4-minute lectures!April 2013 Experience with MOOCs 31
    31. 31. Reference links http://go.mrees.com/bondmoocrefsApril 2013 Experience with MOOCs 32

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