Presentation for the Book Chapter - The Social Classroom

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Presentation for the Book Chapter - The Social Classroom

  1. 1. exploiting networks for the education of the masses or just a trend? MOOCs Vanessa Camilleri, Leonard Busuttil, Matthew Montebello
  2. 2. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3601144842/ CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 2
  3. 3. • Different factors impinging on the state of Higher Education • Rise in a “Global Faculty and student mobility • “The Invisible College” • The changing student Changing Trends in Higher Education CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 3
  4. 4. Shifting Cultures Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3601146386/in/photostream CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 4
  5. 5. • Shift towards the online world; online & blended programs – more access • Student needs create a more learner-centric program – more collaboration • Crowd sourcing or crowd learning? – more sharing • Gamification or game-based? – more play New Models in Teaching and Learning CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 5
  6. 6. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24752578@N02/5589897831/ How we learn today, is not how we will learn tomorrow.
  7. 7. Digital (R)evolution in HE MOOCs are the third digital revolution 1. E-Learning hype around new millenium  Changed learning environments 2. OER peak from 2007  Giving away knowledge for free 3. MOOC peak from 2010  Access to education for free CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 7
  8. 8. What is a ‘MOOC’? CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 8
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  10. 10. Sebastian Thrun, Peter Norvig Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_norvig_the_100_000_student_classroom.html …the 160,000 classroom CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 10
  11. 11. Sebastian Thrun: In 50 years there will be only 10 institutions in the world delivering higher education and Udacity has a shot at being one of them (quoted in 2012 online report: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/ ff_aiclass/all/) Media hype CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 11
  12. 12. MOOCs didn’t just appear 12 CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 12
  13. 13. 13 CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 13
  14. 14. CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 14 CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 14
  15. 15. April 2012 http://edutechnica.com/moocmap CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 15 CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 15
  16. 16. October 2012 http://edutechnica.com/moocmap CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 16 CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 16
  17. 17. April 2013 http://edutechnica.com/moocmap CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 17 CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 17
  18. 18. October 2013 http://edutechnica.com/moocmap CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 18 CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 18
  19. 19. Completion Rates http://www.katyjordan.com/MOOCproject.html CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 19
  20. 20. CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 20
  21. 21. 6 million students / 54 staff CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 21 CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 21
  22. 22. Content is NOT free Students can NOT support each other MOOCs can NOT solve the problem of educational scarcity in emerging economies Education is NOT a mass customer industry MOOC myths It's NOT all about money Will NOT create a two- tier educational system MOOCs are NOT inherently inferior We've have NOT seen how this plays out Against (from Laurillard) For (from Educause) 22CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 22
  23. 23. Coursera How Higher Education is becoming more open Source: https://www.coursera.org/ CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 23
  24. 24. MOOCs The current and future state of Higher Education Source: http://edfuture.net/ CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 24
  25. 25. The Quality Challenge The quality challenge: • Start from digital and technological innovation, • move on to educational (r)evolution and change, and • Lead to a quest for quality and innovation strategies. CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 25
  26. 26. MOOCs and quality • Should we care about the MOOC drop outs? • Do MOOCs challenge the current HE model? • How will it be looking when learning and certification will be disaggregated? • What is it that makes a model with high drop out, little success rates and heterogenious target groups popular? 26CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014
  27. 27. 1. Massive Target Audience? • Change from „no target audience“-thinking to having one in mind, even if it is wide. Take into acount new participation profiles. MOOC Lurkers Passive participants Active participants Drop-ins HILL, P. (2013) “The Four Student Archetypes Emerging in MOOCs” [Online] e-Literate blog post 02/03/13 [accessed 19/04/13]. Available: http://mfeldstein.com/the-four-student-archetypes-emerging-in-moocs/ 27
  28. 28. 2. Mixing Groups? Be aware that inviting the world means to bring in the worlds opinion (existing groups might be disturbed) Mixing campus and MOOC Students might be challenging: drive in/by learners vs. highly motivated learners who want a masters degree. http://www.teleskop-service.de/Veranstaltungen/ITT2007/Blick_in_die_Berge.jpg 28
  29. 29. 3. Learning Across Contexts Be aware that the quality paradigm “fitness for purpose” is not working for MOOCs because MOOCs mean learning across contexts and purposes. Quality measures become individualised, quality methods like self- & peer-assessment and – reflection are suitable. http://www.teleskop-service.de/Veranstaltungen/ITT2007/Blick_in_die_Berge.jpg 29
  30. 30. 4. Support Self-Organization Be open about your requirements of self- organisation, provide scaffolding for those who lack that self-organisation. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Fugle%2C_%C3%B8rns%C3%B8_073.jpg 30
  31. 31. AmyMullarkey 5. Declare What‘s in it! Be precise about the content and purpose of the MOOC (self-declaration) and keep promises! (Use a MOOC description model) - (Conole 2013) CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 31
  32. 32. 6. Peer-to-Peer Pedagogy Use peer-to-peer pedagogy: peer-learning, peer- review, peer-assessment, collaborative learning, multiple learning pathways and exploratory learning Understand that teaching is not a prerequsite of learning. http://www.naset.org/uploads/pics/choice.gif
  33. 33. 7. MOOCs Support Choice Based Learning Move away from the notion that „ending a MOOC early“ means dropping out ; looking at MOOCs like (structured, paced, timebound) courses Be aware that MOOC learning is an opt-in/out learning model - MOOCs follow voluntary sequencing and are based on choices. The choices they offer make their attractiveness. 33
  34. 34. The ‘Network Enabler’ – common design elements in MOOCs Common Grounds Fosters Engagement Tutors as Facilitators Reflects Global Perspectives Uses Social Media channels Collective Scaffolding CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 34
  35. 35. • Imagination is more important than knowledge – Einstein • We need diversity of thought in the world to face new challenges – Sir Tim Berners Lee Where is the future taking us? Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/682 89482@N05/6277834810/ CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014
  36. 36. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lgb06/4390432853/ CPD Session - Faculty of Education, May 2014 36
  37. 37. THANK YOU! Vanessa Camilleri, Leonard Busuttil, Matthew Montebello vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt leonard.busuttil@um.edu.mt matthew.montebello@um.edu.mt

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