23 keys to organize a MOOC and to actually enjoy it

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Poster presented to Workshop on Multimedia Annotations on MOOCs, Málaga, march 2014

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23 keys to organize a MOOC and to actually enjoy it

  1. 1. A0   m   or   .   n   e   s.   o   y     r.   r.     e   o   .     e)     C Th bu ve To th Co                   Th te alw so P On w hi Ev re as an Ge ou th ba de   23  keys  to  organize  a  MOOC  and  to  actually  enjoy  it   Sílvia  Simon1,  Josep  Anton  Vieta1,  Fernando  Blasco2,  Miquel  Duran1   1Universitat  de  Girona,  2Universidad  Politécnica  de  Madrid   @silviasimonr  @pquimic  @olascoc  @miquelduran   Cathedra  for  Science  Culture  and  Digital  Communica7on   University  of  Girona   hpp://c4d.udg.edu   @c4dudg     Sílvia  Simon,  Director  silvia.simon@udg.edu     CC  Photos:     hpp://www.flickr.com/photos/zacky8/534014956   hpp://www.flickr.com/photos/mcleod/7150176115     Contact   SS:  hpp://silviasimonr.wordpress.com,  silvia.simon@udg.edu     JAV:  hpp://pepquimic.wordpress.com,    pepquimic@gmail.com     FB:    hpp://www.olasco.com,    fernando.blasco@upm.es     MD:  hpp://miquelduran.net,    miquel.duran@udg.edu       Twiper  handles:  @silviasimonr  @pquimic  @olascoc  @miquelduran   Authors’  websites,  blogs  and  e-­‐mail  addresses   MOOCs are currently a strong area of interest among Universities, Groups, Professors and the Society in general. Despite being born quite recently and having reached a likely peak in expectations, they keep a wealth of attraction on students all over the World. University academy has been taken somewhat by storm. Besides higher education-wide policies, practical ways to organize a MOOC and to actually enjoy it - besides being sustainable, must be leveraged. Our Group has recently tought an Moodle-based, online course (University of Barcelona) entitled "23 keys to organize a MOOC, to be successful and to actually enjoy it", with 30 registered students. During a month, eight modules were considered; a final project consisted in designing and planning an actual course.   IntroducJon   1.  Find an enticing subject 2.  Have an expertise on the contents 3.  Think about tentative audience 4.  Know regulations applying 5.  Set your course within a broader project 6.  Choose a suitable platform 7.  Assign various Open Educational Resources to each submodule 8.  Reuse own existing resources and those (open!) from others 9.  Shoot short and sustainable videos 10. Take care of good sound and video production 11. Assign each content to actual fulfillment of competencies 12. Link resources to a clear learning path 13. Maintain tension and interest for the course with challenges and rewards 14. Evaluate student progress with intention 15. Mix test, p2p and other tests in equilibrium 16. Use proactively social networks 17. Organize hangouts/Q&A sessions, and discussions on the Net 18. Publish an attractive promotional videoclip 19. Create an interesting presentation video 20. Identify and use the most efficient procedures for international marketing 21. Place surveys before, during and after the course period 22. Make proposals for future improvement 23. Communicate publicly the innovations brought about by the course   The  actual  course   1.  Are MOOCs the idea closest to the methodology in the Bologna Process? 2.  Will MOOCs bring us to Teaching/learning projects, like in Research? 3.  Can each academic Group organize its own MOOC and thus its own Teaching-Learning Unit? 4.  Is the new role of the professor-teacher rather a facilitator, consultor, dynamizer, coach? 5.  Are MOOCs a key element of internationalization? 6.  Do MOOCs lead a teaching group to entrepreneurship? 7.  Are MOOCs a new way to build bridges between University and its environment/ society? 8.  Do MOOCs allow to adapt rapidly to changing needs, and to respond to singularization opportunities? 9.  Rather than "A Professor organizes a MOOC", should not face-to-face universities exhibit a strategy to use MOOC as an excuse and example to change teaching - and even change themselves? 10. Are we talking about virtualization of classroom teaching, or rather about devirtualization of online learning? 10  further  quesJons  10   C4D  website  on  MOOCs:  hpp://c4d.udg.edu/mooc   C4D  webpage  on  this  online  course:  hpp://c4d.udg.edu/23claus   Our  presenta7ons  in  mee7ngs,  talks,  discussions:   hpp://slideshare.net/silviasimonr   hpp://slideshare.net/miquelduran   23claus  course  wiki  (in  Catalan)  hpp://iscico.wikispaces.com/23clausmooc       References   Modules: 1.  Let's talk about MOOCs! 2.  Let's plan a MOOC! 3.  Let's shoot video! 4.  Let's link resources with a learning flow! 5.  Let's design assessment! 6.  Let's foster student collaboration! 7.  Let's advertise our MOOC! 8.  Let's assess the course!   The  23  keys   All in all: find an enticing subject, be an expert on that, and find your audience. And then, enjoy every part of your MOOC.   Acknowledgements   MINECO  Project  CTQ2011-23441   GenCat  Project  2013MOOCS00094   JAV:  Ph.D.  fellowship  GenCat  FI2011  

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