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MOOCs in Developmental Education

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MOOCs in Developmental Education

  1. 1. Using MOOCs for Developmental Education Bill Weber @wlweber Montana State University Billings
  2. 2. Problem: Students Are Entering Higher Ed Underprepared
  3. 3. Some Issues Related to Dev Ed • • http://www.flickr.com/photos/87911811@N03/8673 636832/ 35% to 40% of entering freshmen are placed into Remedial Courses (Bettinger, Boatman, & Long, 2013). Issues of Cost
  4. 4. Solution: Require Minimum Scores For Initial Course Registration
  5. 5. Justifications • The less time in Dev Ed —> More likely to complete (Bettinger et al, 2013; Edgecombe, 2011) • “Leakage Points” • Acceleration (Edgecombe, 2011) • “Summer Bridge/Learning Communities” (Bettinger et al, 2013)
  6. 6. Multiplication Principle, Myra Snell (Edgecombie, 2011)
  7. 7. Action: Enter The Developmental MOOC
  8. 8. MOOCs
  9. 9. Two Examples From The Bleeding Edge
  10. 10. How Can We Put It Together
  11. 11. How Can We Put It Together
  12. 12. How Can We Put It Together
  13. 13. How Can We Put It Together • Other Educational Resources • Instructor Created • Open Educational Resources
  14. 14. Drawbacks
  15. 15. Completion
  16. 16. Other Issues • Lack of Research • • Time, Money, Resources • • Very Early Stages Especially for Writing May not be for all students
  17. 17. Ties To This Course • Exposure to College Earlier • Many skills to get through MOOCs align with traditional 100-level lecture courses.
  18. 18. Questions?
  19. 19. Resources • Bettinger, E., Boatman, A., Long, B. (2013, Spring). “Student Supports: Developmental Education and Other Academic Programs”. The Future of Children. (23:1). pp. 93-115. • Edgecombe, N. (2011, Feb). “Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education”. CCR Working Paper No. 30. Community College Research Center: Teachers College, Columbia University. • Epper, R., Goodwin, M., Rowenhorst, T., Tirrell, T. (2013, Nov 14). “Finding Integrating, and Understanding OERs”. 2013 WCET Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. • Kizilcec, R., Piech, C., Schneider, E. (2013). “Deconstructing Disengagement: Analyzing Learner Subpopulations in Massive Open Online Courses”. Third International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK ’13, Leuven, Belgium. • Mitchell, J. (2013, Nov 5). “MOOCs and Beyond”. Educause Learning Initiative FOCUS Session 2013, Online.

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