Simon Askey * Deputy Director, Undergraduate Laws Mr Chris Jenney

Report
The UoL Coursera
Partnership
26th March 2013
University of Leicester
Mike Kerrison
Director of Academic Development
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Key Discussion Points
1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?
2. Why Coursera?
3. Status of the UoLIP MOOC development
4. Next steps for MOOCs?
5. Questions
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Key Discussion Points
1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?
2. Why Coursera?
3. Status of the UoLIP MOOC development
4. Next steps for MOOCs?
5. Questions
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1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?
The world’s oldest provider of
degrees through flexible
learning
Clause 36:
‘..persons not connected in any
of the said Institutions
connected with the said
University shall be admitted as
Candidates for Matriculation..’
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1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?
The 1858 Charter
‘…giving free scope to the
principle of competition, impart
a healthy stimulus to both
Collegiate and extra-Collegiate
education and…by widening the
basis of the University, materially
increase its usefulness’
Dr Robert Barnes, Committee of Graduates
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1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?
The 1858 Charter
Learning is not the confine
exclusively of lecture theatres…
‘…I take it to be an education of
all the mental faculties, by
means of a wide and liberal
range of study, however pursued,
or however obtained’
Dr John Charles Bucknill, UCL
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The University of London’s reputation for high academic
standards is based on the outstanding teaching and research
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of its world-renowned
Colleges, which are responsible for
the development and assessment of all our courses.
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1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?
• MOOCs provide an opportunity to
market the UoLIPs to a wider
audience
• Over 125k registrations with over 3
months to go to Course
commencement date
• 3m+ users on the Coursera platform
• Successful completers may wish to
continue to register for a UoLIP.
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2. Why Coursera?
• Alignment with UoLIP Mission to
widen access
• Partnership Model
• 3m+ users on the MOOC platform
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2. Why Coursera?
• Feb 21st 2013 Coursera announce
29 new University partners and
delivery in 5 languages, over 300
courses
• EdX announces 5 new partners
(Feb 2013) – 675k users
•Successful completers may wish to
continue to complete a UoLIP.
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3. Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development
Creative Programming
for Mobile Apps
Malicious Software & its
Underground Economy:
Two Sides to Every Story
The Camera Never Lies
English Common Law:
Why Do We Need Psychology
Structures
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3. Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development
Development Timescale
October 2012 to June 1st 2013 Delivery
Design Structure
6 weeks x 10 hour topics/lessons per
week
Topic/Lesson Plans
Combination of short videos and
learning activities with formative
assessment & summative assessment
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3. Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development
Student Forums
Different approaches to student
engagement
Design Support
Coursera Online Support &
Operations Team
Project Support
UoLIA Project Manager
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3. Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development
Phase 2
Second wave invite to Lead
Colleges to develop UoLIP MOOCs
after June
Lessons Learned
Phase 1 will be subject to a Lessons
Learned exercise
PR and Marketing Plan Co-ordination
Tracking of Students and Surveys
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4. Next Steps for MOOCs
From the UoLIP perspective
• Stimulate innovation in learning materials for UoLIP
• Provides opportunities for learners to more fully test
themselves before committing to a full programme
• Partnership model creates opportunities for learning
from other MOOC providers
• Provides a relatively safe method for trialling new
learning, teaching and assessment methodologies with
large scale students
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4. Next Steps for MOOCs?
From the HE perspective
• Enhanced Models of Scalable Online Learning will
evolve
• Scale, number of players and resources will drive
innovation
• Improving awareness of the possibilities of online
learning to prospective learners
• Provides practical solution for lifelong learners
•Background of high tuition fees for on campus &
growth
in transnational education
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4. Next Steps for MOOCs
Progress so far….
• Assessment authentication solutions
• Coursera - Biometric tests
• EdX – Pearson Vue
• Credits
• Universities using MOOCs for credits eg Antioch
and San Jose
• American Council on Education – 5 MOOCs
recognised
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4. Next Steps for MOOCs
In short….
MOOCs to date may contain elements of good, bad and
ugly practice but they will evolve …. there will be
innovation and there will be business & academic models
which will emerge and provide for scalable, high quality
online programmes..
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Any questions?
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