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The UoL Coursera Partnership 26 th March 2013 University of Leicester Mike Kerrison Director of Academic Development. Key Discussion Points. Why MOOCs for UoLIP ? Why Coursera ? Status of the UoLIP MOOC development Next steps for MOOCs ? Questions. Key Discussion Points.

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The UoLCoursera Partnership

26th March 2013

University of Leicester

Mike Kerrison

Director of Academic Development

key discussion points
Key Discussion Points
  • Why MOOCs for UoLIP?
  • Why Coursera?
  • Status of the UoLIP MOOC development
  • Next steps for MOOCs?
  • Questions
key discussion points1
Key Discussion Points
  • Why MOOCs for UoLIP?
  • Why Coursera?
  • Status of the UoLIP MOOC development
  • Next steps for MOOCs?
  • Questions
1 why moocs for uolip
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
1 why moocs for uolip2
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 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.
2 why coursera
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.
3 status of the uolip mooc development
3. Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development

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3 status of the uolip mooc development1
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 UoLIPMOOCs
  • 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
4 next steps for moocs
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..