The Future of online Education 2013 PH

The Future of online Education
Where do MOOCs fit in?
P. Hawranik
WC DGS meeting
Key Trends 1
-- People expect to be able to work, learn, and
study whenever and wherever they want to.
-- The technologies we use are increasingly
cloud-based and expectations of IT
decentralized support.
-- The world of work is increasingly
collaborative, driving changes in the structure
of student projects .
Key Trends 1
-- Abundance of resources and relationships are
easily accessible via the Internet.
-- Education paradigms are shifting to include
online learning, hybrid learning, and collaborative
--There is a new emphasis in the classroom on
more challenge-based and active learning.
What are the Challenges to adopting
new technology that provides online
education? 1
1. Economic pressures and new models of
education are bringing unprecedented
competition to the traditional models of
higher education.
2. Evaluations have not kept up with the
new scholarly forms of authoring,
publishing, and researching.
3. Digital media literacy continues its rise
in importance.
What are the Challenges to adopting
new technology that provides online
education? 1
4. Institutional barriers present major challenges to
moving forward with emerging technologies.
Increasing challenges for libraries.
Current business models of universities and
libraries are being challenged.
Technologies to Watch 1
Near Horizon -- within next 12 months
Mobile apps
Tablet computing
Technologies to Watch 1
Mid-term Horizon – 2 to 3 years
Game- based learning
Learning Analytics
Technologies to Watch
Far-term Horizon – 4 to 5 years
Gesture-based computing
The Internet of Things
To what extent has technology
influenced higher education?
Or are these technologies
simply supporting and
reinforcing existing practices?
One new platform that is the
buzzword in 2012 is MOOCs
Open = related to several concepts:
the software is open-source,
registration is open to anyone, the
curriculum is open, the sources of
information are open, the
assessment processes are open, and
the learners are open to a range of
different learning environments.
MOOC (Massive Open
Online Courses)
Two types of MOOCs:
1. cMOOC
2. xMOOC
The xMOOCs are making the
What are the problems with them?
What are the implications of
open teaching for
Are MOOCs a new teaching
modality or are they just using old
pedagogy with new technology?
Can xMOOCs make money? 2
Where will the money come from?
-- certification (students pay for a badge or
-- secure assessments (students pay to have
their examinations invigilated)
-- employee recruitment (companies pay for
access )
-- applicant screening
(employers/universities pay for access to
records to screen applicants)
Can xMOOCs make money? 2
-- human tutoring or assignment marking (for
which students pay)
--Selling the MOOC platform to enterprises
to use in their own training courses)
-- sponsorships
-- Tuition fees
What do you see as the future
of online education at your
What needs to be put into place for
your institution to seriously
implement online education?
Barriers or Factors affecting
Effective Adoption of Technology
-- the prevailing methods of instruction impede the most
effective application of technology
--have we learned how to make new technologies transform
-- instructional workload
-- often too much emphasis on the technology itself and lack of
support for faculty
-- clear direction, sustained commitment, and financial
incentives needed
-- merely providing tools is unlikely to provide a significant
increase in effective use of technology in instruction
Supports needed:
-- instructional development
-- faculty consultation and professional development
-- learning space/environment design and support
-- knowledge management/learning objects support
-- research and development
-- multimedia development and production
-- distance learning support and consulting services
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