WRAPPED MOOCS AT UCT A facilitator’s perspective Agenda 1. Locating my comments a. b. 2. Focusing on two types of engagement with MOOCs a. b. 3. 4. 5. UCT MOOCs Creating MOOCs, and Using MOOCs Using MOOCs Some interesting learnings and challenges Thoughts for wrapping MOOCs University of Cape Town University of Cape Town The six strategic goals for the plan for the University of Cape Town 2010 – 2014 are: Internationalising UCT via an Afropolitan Niche Transformation of UCT Towards Non-Racialism - Redress, Diversity, Inclusiveness and the Recognition of African Voices Working Towards a Desired Size and Shape for UCT A Vision for the Development of Research at UCT: Greater Impact, Greater Engagement Enhancing the Quality and Profile of UCT's Graduates Expanding and Enhancing UCT's Contribution to South Africa's Development Challenges MOOCs at UCT MOOC development team Key members in the MOOC development team: Andrew Deacon, Janet Small, and Sukaina Walji from the CILT MOOC Team See more at: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/takemooc#sthash.Q8HVyBsf.dpuf https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=rGL9nmXZf8s Different types of MOOCs? A way of categorising MOOCs by audience and purpose: Category 1 - Teaching Showcase: Showcase Teaching and introduce topics with high profile ‘rock star’ presenters Category 2 - Gateway skills: Introduce fields and support students in undergraduate study Category 3 - Graduate Literacies: Develop skills and introduce topics of postgraduate study Category 4 - Professional showcase: Showcase professional careers for continuing education and qualifications Category 5 - Research Showcase: Showcase research and special interest topics of interest to postgraduate level See more at: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/create-mooc#sthash.mpMUKMEj.dpuf Creating MOOCs Early 2015 Future Learn but … “mindful of the scarcity of contributing universities from the Global South, and from Africa in particular. We believe there is an opportunity to share knowledge generated from our leading academics and researchers, and to showcase the university’s rich array of intellectual and teaching resources.” Sandra Klopper, DVC Teaching and Learning Using MOOCs in the UCT context M O O C Wrapped “Eavesdrop” Incorporating into classes Who is wrapping? Post Graduate Centre “MOOCs – (Mass Open Online Courses) The following are MOOCs designed by top international experts. You enrol online, free of charge, and are taken through the material videos and assigned tasks. Your assignments, where applicable, will also be marked free of charge by online tutors. There are no costs involved for you at all. Instead of working though the course in isolation you will be part of a group of UCT students that meets once a week, face to face with a UCT appointed facilitator to steer you through the course.” For whom are we wrapping? Post Graduate Centre Postgraduates – Honours, Masters and PhDs Which MOOCs? 1. Critical Thinking in Global Challenges https://www.coursera.org/course/criticalthinking 2. Principles of Written English https://www.edx.org/course/uc--‐berkeleyx/uc--‐berkeleyx--‐colwri2--‐2x--‐principles--‐1348 3. Understanding Research: An Overview for Health Professionals https://www.coursera.org/course/researchforhealth 4. Model Thinking https://www.coursera.org/course/modelthinking 5. Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trial https://www.coursera.org/course/clintrials 6. Data Analysis and Statistical Inference https://www.coursera.org/course/statistics 7. University Teaching 101 *NEW* https://www.coursera.org/course/univteaching101 8. Introduction to Public Speaking https://www.coursera.org/course/publicspeak 9. New Models of Business in Society *NEW* https://www.coursera.org/course/bizsociety 10. The Data Scientist’s Toolbox *NEW* https://www.coursera.org/course/datascitoolbox 11. English Composition I: Achieving Expertise https://www.coursera.org/course/composition 12. Getting and Cleaning Data *NEW* https://www.coursera.org/course/getdata 13. Talk the Talk: How to Give a Great Presentation https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/talk--‐the--‐talk 14. Managing Your Time, Money, and Career https://www.coursera.org/course/managingmoney 15. Geo design: Change Your World https://www.coursera.org/course/geodesign 16. Data Analysis and Statistical Inference https://www.coursera.org/course/statistics 17. English Grammar and Style https://www.edx.org/course/uqx/uqx--‐write101x--‐english--‐grammar--‐style--‐1766 Why? Developing “graduate attributes” – for additional information refer to http://www.uct.ac.za/usr/ipd/IIU/intreports/tlrepo rt/T%26l2011NAR.pdf Developing research capacity Supporting entry into UCT postgrad Supporting less-developed skills Facilitators Experienced postgraduates Chosen for disciplinary knowledge/ interest and a capacity to facilitate connection Access to material My experience Four MOOCs this year Learnings and Challenges Design and alignment The power of the online peer Flattened pedagogical spaces Timing Are post grad students MOOC-ready? Thoughts for wrapping MOOCs Facilitators - choice and preparation Preparing students “Purposing” the MOOC Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more.