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Designing and delivering an international MOOC on Research Data Management and Sharing


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Presentation at #LIBER2016, 1st July 2016

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Designing and delivering an international MOOC on Research Data Management and Sharing

  1. 1. Designing and Delivering an International MOOC on Research Data Management & Sharing DR. HELEN R. TIBBO UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL ROBIN RICE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
  2. 2. #RDMSmooc
  3. 3. Thank you funders!  CRADLE MOOC partially funded by: Institute of Museum and Library Services School of Information and Library Science, UNC- Chapel Hill Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, UNC-Chapel Hill University of Edinburgh Information Services
  4. 4. …data scientists [including] librarians [and] archivists… have the responsibility to design and implement education and outreach programs that make the benefits of data collections and digital information science available to the broadest possible range of researchers, educators, students, and the general public. – National Science Board, 2005
  5. 5.  Curating Research Assets and Data Using Lifecycle Education  CRADLE is a collaborative effort of the School of Information and Library Science, the H. W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, and the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The CRADLE project is sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under award #RE-06-13-0052-13.  CRADLE will run 2013-2017. CRADLE
  6. 6. CRADLE’s Objectives  Build a network among data curation faculty, researchers, students, and practitioners;  Create and disseminate model online and face-to-face educational tools and online courses;  Provide the videos and online guides as self-paced courses made accessible online through “Free University” platforms (MOOCs), thus extending CRADLE’s impact to professionals and researchers around the world.
  7. 7. CRADLE & MOOC Audiences  Librarians and archivists managing research data and working with research data creators;  Information and library science master’s and doctoral students who will work as managers of research data or conduct data curation research and provide education to future data managers, and  Researchers in the social, health, and physical sciences who need to write data management plans and more generally, learn how to manage their own data before it reaches a repository.
  8. 8. MOOC’s contents  Understanding Research Data  Data Management Planning  Working with Data  Sharing Data  Archiving Data
  9. 9. MANTRA  MOOC Objectives  University of Edinburgh heavily involved in MOOCs & online education (support & encouragement)  First skills-based MOOC from UoE  Certificate of completion a common request by MANTRA learners  MANTRA as a MOOC? Or MANTRA & a MOOC?  Division of labour to complete sooner!  Great mix of cross-Atlantic perspectives & advice  Focus equally on researchers + librarians
  10. 10. Sources of data  Welcome survey (self-select sample via Qualtrics as of 30 June)  Coursera dashboard (as of 27 June)  End of course survey (self-select sample via Qualtrics as of 30 June)
  11. 11. Current role in RDM
  12. 12. Expectations for involvement in the course
  13. 13. Expectations from the course
  14. 14. Reviews  It's a great course!! Great course! very good course! (3 reviews)  This is a an important topic and more scientists (and students in the sciences) should learn about this but the quizzes are not great as a learning aid and my motivation is running through lows.  I found this to be an excellent course. I have been teaching myself about data management for about the last two years as part of my work. I have read many documents, taken one course and have been to a couple of workshops. But I still felt that I was missing a lot of information - especially if I am to help researchers with their DMPs. Finally, thanks to this course, I have the more in depth information that I need. The topics covered, and the way they were covered also helped me to paint a better picture in my mind of the "whole process of data management" - an not just disjointed information which I felt I had.  It's very useful. I recommend this course.  A very informative course. i learnt a lot.
  15. 15. Issues from feedback  Difficult to get quizzes right  Need to check transcription of videos  Variety of speakers desirable  Peer review of assignments does not cause problems (but not included in completion requirements)  Need to monitor various parts of course for learner problems
  16. 16. For more information…  Visit the course   Email us ,  Twitter hashtag: #RDMSmooc