5 reasons to do a MOOC & 5 reasons not to

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Some background to MOOCs and then reasons why an educator might, or might not, want to offer one, based on my experience.

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5 reasons to do a MOOC & 5 reasons not to

  1. 1. 5 reasons to do a MOOC5 reasons NOT to do a MOOC
  2. 2. Overview Brief history of MOOCs H817Open 5 Reasons to do a MOOC 5 Reasons NOT to do a MOOC MOOC reactions Conclusions
  3. 3. The early MOOCers David Wiley George Siemens & Stephen Downes Alec Couros Dave Cormier Jim Groom http://www.flickr.com/photos/happymichael/3679460209/
  4. 4. MOOCs tended to be.. Short – 8-10 weeks Open to all Use mixture of free technology Run by individuals Often not accredited Combine synchronous & asynchronous Bring in range of experts Experimental in nature http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysnapps/2801547080/
  5. 5. How did they fare?  High drop-out rate • Popular  Often confusing for learners • Inspirational  Better suited to experienced • Platform for open research learners • Successful for many learners http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnnya/2559183847/
  6. 6. Enter the big players  Thrun – Stanford AI course  Becomes Udacity  EdX  Coursera http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/4017680287/
  7. 7. New wave of MOOCs  Free, but not entirely open  Commercial basis  Institutional  Conventional in pedagogy & technology  Linked to accreditation (Pearson & EdX, badging) http://www.flickr.com/photos/barenboime/2355747124/
  8. 8. H817 Open
  9. 9. An open course in Open Education 7 weeks Informal and formal learners Running in OpenLearn Badges 2 ALS moderating forums Blog aggregator Collaboration-lite activity based model Starts March 16th Also an OER
  10. 10. Student spaces Course spacesThe #H817Open ecosystem
  11. 11. 5 reasons todo a MOOC #1 Raise profile http://www.flickr.com/photos/jepoirrier/6703754863/
  12. 12. 5 reasons todo a MOOC #2  Room to experiment http://www.flickr.com/photos/robboudon/2928675554/
  13. 13. 5 reasons todo a MOOC #3  Broaden Curriculum http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljb/25759982/
  14. 14. 5 reasons todo a MOOC #4  Students as networkers http://www.flickr.com/photos/31065898@N08/8220970905/
  15. 15. 5 reasons todo a MOOC #5  The joys of openness
  16. 16. 5 reasons NOT to do a MOOC #1Reputation risk http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncoles/2389407045/
  17. 17. 5 reasons NOT to do a MOOC #2Bad learner experience
  18. 18. 5 reasons NOT to do a MOOC #3Technology stress
  19. 19. 5 reasons NOT to do a MOOC #4Costly
  20. 20. 5 reasons NOT to do a MOOC #5It’s bloody hard work
  21. 21. MOOC reactions  The end of education as we know it  Hype and nonsense  Complementary to existing practiceImage – David Kernohan
  22. 22. MOOCs are your friend (?)  Open up first 6 weeks of all courses  Increase retention  Widen participation  Open boundary courses  Shop window  Gives students access to broader group eg Phonar  Collaborate on MOOCs  Higher quality  Free up to teach what your best at  Credit for MOOCs  Shorter courses  Higher retention  Lower costs = more students?  Experiment with curriculum  Lower risk  Fewer constraints
  23. 23. Conclusions MOOCing can be fun & innovative It carries risk It isn’t easy It isn’t for everyone Being MASSIVE & OPEN raises issues Be sure why you want to do one

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