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  • AnAnalysisofDifferentMOOCEnvironmentsfromtheStudentsPerspec>ve

    VladMihaescu,Dr.DianaAndone,Prof.RaduVasiuPolitehnicaUniversityofTimisoara,Romania

    h#p://www.slideshare.net/diando70/

    eMOOCsGraz22-24February2016

    @diando70

  • NMCHorizon2015

    h#p://www.nmc.org/pdf/2015-horizon-he-preview.pdf

    Whatarethechallenges/trendsforHEinmid-sizecountries,non-Englishspeakingstudents?

  • Whatarethechallenges/trendsforHEinmid-sizecountries,non-Englishspeakingstudents?

    h#p://www.nmc.org/publicaKon/nmc-horizon-report-2016-higher-educaKon-ediKon/

  • h#ps://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publicaKon/eur-scienKfic-and-technical-research-reports/promoKng-effecKve-digital-age-learning-european-framework-digitally-competent-educaKonal

    PromoKngEffecKveDigital-AgeLearning-JRCScienceReport

  • cMOOCs

    cMOOCsConnectNetworkLearner-centeredPeerfoundedOERs,xMOOCs

    xMOOCsPlaZormAcademicorientedAssessmentLinear

  • NewOPENlifelonglearningstudent

    Todaystudentswilllearnindependentanddigitalalltheirlife21stcenturyskills

  • NewOPENlifelonglearningstudent

    AretheyreadytoidenKfy,access,learn,analyse,apply,pracKcenewknowledgeacrossdifferentmedia,informaKon,communicaKon,toolsastoenhancetheirskillsanddeveloptheircareers?IntradiKonalHighereducaKondowepreparethemforthis?

  • FlippedclassroomwithOERandMOOCs UseofOERs IntegraKngMOOCs InternaKonalco-operaKonforinclassacKviKes

    OpeningeducaKon Onlinestudyskillsforstudents

    cMOOCs

  • Flippedclassroom&blendedlearning

    GivingstudentsmoreopportuniKestoworkcollecKvely

    newmethodsofteachingSTEMsubjectsandnewapproachestoengineeringeducaKon

    OnlineStudyskillsforstudentslifelonglearning

    AwarenessandexperimentaKonina(some-what)supervisedenvironment

  • IntegraKngMOOCsinUPT,Romania

    5professors 11coursesatUGandMasterlevel Since2013 MOOCsusedasOER,courseaddiKonalresources,projectwork

    Somestudentsa#ended2courseswithMOOCsintegraKonasaflippedclassroom&blendedlearningmodel

  • MOOCsforMasterstudentsinMul>mediaTechnologies

    Studyfor9monthsSpring2014,Autumn2014,alsoinautumn2015

    Toa#endacKvelyaMOOCoftheirchoice,relatedtocoursesubject,comment,produceareportandanalyze

    25%finalmark

  • MOOCsforMasterstudentsinMul>mediaTechnologies

    MOOCs&OERs:CourseaddiKonalresourcesandprojectwork

    StudentsownselecKonofthea#endedMOOCs CVUPT-UniversityVLE-blog,wikifordiscussionsand

    analyse Studentssubmi#edfinalevaluaKonreportoftheir

    experienceinMOOCs,followingthetopics:thetechnicalenvironment,theplaQormusability,qualityoflearningmaterials,acKviKesperformedandcommunicaKontools

    OnlinequesKonnaireandin-classdiscussion

  • MOOCsforMasterstudentsinMul>mediaTechnologies

    33%liveMOOCs 93%completed 87%previouslya#endedanotherMOOC Onlinediscussionincourseblog,wikiandface-to-face

    EvaluaKonasaMOOCcoursereport(instrucKonalandtechnological)

    StudentspercepKonofMOOCstechnicalenvironmentandusability

  • Figure1.TheplaZormsusedbythestudentsfromtheMasterofMulKmediaTechnologies

    Coursera22%

    udemy17%

    Udacity12%

    FutureLearn12%

    Iversity10%

    Saylor8%

    open2study8%

    other8%

    EdX3%

  • PlaQ

    orm

    User-

    Friend

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    Intui>ve

    Easyto

    use

    AYrac>

    ve

    Simple

    structure

    Sugges>v

    eicon

    sand

    colors

    Conn

    ect

    with

    social

    med

    ia

    Coursera yes yes yes N/A yes yes yes

    udemy yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    Udacity yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    FutureLearn yes N/A yes N/A yes N/A N/A

    Iversity yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    Saylor no no no N/A N/A N/A N/A

    open2study N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A yes

    KhanAcademy N/A N/A N/A yes N/A N/A yes

    EdX yes yes yes yes N/A yes N/A

    Table1.TechnicalanalysisofdifferentMOOCsplaZorms

  • PlaQ

    orm

    Material

    Addi>o

    nal

    info

    Vide

    os

    Tes>ng

    Lang

    uage

    Cer>ficate

    Prereq

    uiremen

    t Progress

    Colorc

    oding

    Coursera

    differentformatswouldberequired

    yes

    canbedownloaded,modifythe

    speed

    ques>onnaires,quizzes,weekly

    assignments,exam,

    individualandgroupprojects

    sub>tlesinother

    languages,coursesinother

    languages

    Respectdeadlines,VerifiedCer>ficat

    e

    some yes yes

    EdX Pleasant

    andaYrac>ve

    yes Interac>vetranscript

    finaltest,quizzes N/A yes N/A yes

    N/A

    Ude

    my Very

    useful,explanator

    y

    yes

    Goodquality,cant

    download,autoplayop>on

    Intermediaryandfinaltest,

    quizzes N/A yes N/A yes

    N/A

    Future

    Learn

    notstuffed,clearterms

    externallinks verygood

    weekly,shorttest N/A N/A N/A yes

    N/A

    SecKonfromTable2.LearningmaterialsanalysisofdifferentMOOCplaZorms

  • StudentsanalyseofMOOCsplaQormIversityonlineCVsprivateworkspacesarchivesofonlineresources.createcourseresourcesaddannotaKonstothecoursematerial.SomecoursesareequatedwithECTScredits.

    CourserainformaKonisreceivedweeklyJoinaMeetupCourseMaterialErrorsTechnicalIssuesVerifiedCerKficate+CourseraSpecializaKonHintsinquizzes

  • StudentsanalyseofMOOCsplaQormKhanAcademyRealKmecodeanalysisPopupsarermistakesEnergypoints+mascot

    Open2studyPeriodicaltesKngMedalsandkeys.

    UdacityInteracKvequizzesHintsinquizzesFocusondiscussionsLivestreamingsessionsPaid:extrain-classprojects,feedback,codeanalysis,atutorforguidance,personalizedsimulaKonsupportandacerKficate.

  • StudentsanalyseofMOOCsplaQormUdemyCreatorsgetalotofhelpTesKngteamvetsthecourseDiscountcouponsAtleast30minofvideo(2-15min)Videothumbnailswish-list.Self-compleKoncheckTestreports

    EdXLastvisualizedacKvityTranscriptEasytonavigate

  • StudentsanalyseofMOOCsplaQorm

    SaylormembersoftheacademiccommunityCourserevisioncommissionePorZoliorequiredforacerKficateBadgesMozillaFoundaKon&HASTAChowtoworkthroughtheprogramTimeadvisoryCreaKveCommonsA#ribuKonlicenseautoevaluaKontestsandproposedhomework

  • StudentsanalyseofMOOCsplaQorm

    Advantages:adapKve,progressbar,learninonesrhythm,interacKvity,accessibility,flexibility,comfort

    Disadvantages:lackofagradebook,technicalissues,difficulty,lackofinformaKon,longvideos,diploma

  • IntegraKngMOOCsinHEcourseacKviKesandpedagogicalbenefits Ac>vi>esintheHEcourse(inCVUPT) Pedagogicalbenefits

    Face-to-faceacKviKes

    Discussions fordeeperunderstandingofthecoursetopics/requirements

    Learner-centricteaching

    Feedbackonassignments

    Online acKviKes onCVUPT

    Followcoursematerials Self-paced study for differentlearning styles, enhanced focusanda#enKon

    Discussions of OER, MOOCs and CClicenses

    Openne s s t o / c u l t u r e o fknowledge-sharing and re-use,e xp lo i t aKon o f the OERmovement benefits, criKcalthinking

    Project work: online course/ training /ICThelpdevelopment CollaboraKon in local learning

    community

  • Ac>vi>esintheHEcourse(inCVUPT)

    Pedagogicalbenefits

    Group work Online course project

    Skills for collaborative work: challenge assumptions, delegate roles and r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s , s h a r e d i v e r s e perspectives, find effective peers to emulate, collaborative tools usage

    MOOC

    Study MOOC materials (short videos, podcasts, presentations) and answer to corresponding quizzes

    Self-paced/active learning

    Solve assessments Retrieval learning, gamification

    Evaluation of peer assignments Peer-assessment, assuming objectivity and responsibility

    Discussions / feedback in MOOC forums

    Participation in global learning communities, instant feedback

    MOOC selection Skills for continuing and for learning autonomy, self-assessment of learning objectives

  • Forstudents:

    autonomyinassessingtheirownlearningneedsforchoosingtheMOOCsinwhichtoparKcipate

    Newdigitalskills Developingstudyskillsforlifelonglearning InteracKonandcollaboraKon

    thecurateduseofinformaKonanalyze&synthesize

    Benefits/ChallengesofMOOCsintegra>oninflippedclassrooms

  • ContradicKons&Challenges Forteachers:

    toopposeuniformityandself-sufficiencyNewskillsandtasks: complexcoursedesign/management OERsandMOOCscuraKng NewevaluaKonandassessmentsmethods Newdigitalskills

    Image:h#p://www.spafuturethinking.com/blog/

  • Wicked

    eliminaKngtheconfusionwithdistance,blended,MOOCs,openeducaKon,itisjust21stcenturylearning

    forMOOCsinHEfacilitators,priorexperienceindesigningandrunningonlinecoursesisneeded

    astrategyforassessment Creditstransfer Quality-validaKon Strategyforco-operaKon(virtualmobility,Erasmus,etc)

  • Discussions1.WhatexamplesofgoodpracKcesregardingMOOCsdoyouimplementforyourstudents?

    2.WhichwouldbethebeststructureforsuchaMOOCpilotexperience?

    3.Howimportantaresuchendeavoursforanon-MOOCcountry?

    #eMOOCs2016

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  • CONTACT Dr. Diana Andone Director e-Learning Center Email: diana.andone@upt.ro Web Elearning.upt.ro/diana.andone

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    EDEN Fellow 2011

    eMOOCs,Graz,2016

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    VladMihaescuVlad.mihaescu@cm.upt.ro