MOOC at uoft
MOOC design workshop files (OLS Summer 2014)
MOOC research and Evaluation
The University of Toronto is committed to exploring new ways of teaching and sharing knowledge in the 21st Century, and its participation in the two platforms Coursera and EdX are an essential part of this. Some of the topics that we aim to investigate as part of our research program include:
Student demographics and learning goals/approaches
Teachers, teacher educators, graduate students
Range of pedagogical approaches that are available to instructors
Patterns of engagement and learning among participants
knowledge community stream vs lecture mode stream
Uof T strategies
As noted in the Open Course Initiative Fund documentation, the overarching the goals of the institution are as follows: http://www.ocw.utoronto.ca/open-course-development/
Contribute to the education community and the broader public through sharing of institutional expertise and open curriculum content
Explore and evaluate a range of pedagogical approaches and open course platforms
Leverage use of open educational resources through integration into University of Toronto degree program courses
Enhance the University of Toronto’s reputation as a leading institution for teaching, learning and research
Feature the University of Toronto’s contribution to global innovation
MOOC from UofT Perspective
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
• Characterized by massive scale in the thousands or tens of thousands and open enrolment.
• Within a set period learners undertake self-directed progress through materials/tutorials combined with integrated self-assessments and homework assignments.
• Includes peer-to-peer interactions (discussion, peer assessment)
• Leverages automated platform to provide formative feedback to students
• Potential for certification/recognition of student learning
why this mooc?
What is innovative about it?
What research is associated with it?
edx research agenda https://www.edx.org/research-pedagogy
coursera research agenda ?
what goes into making a mooc?
Workflow for creating a MOOC
consult with local Educational Technologist and Liaison Librarian regarding divisional resourcing and initiatives
Consultation with Director of Online Learning Strategies and Divisional Leader responsible for online learning
Submit Proposal to Divisional Committee
For MOOCs if the content is approved by the divisional committee, then submit the proposal to the University's Open UToronto committee.
open course proposal template (http://www.ocw.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/OpenCourseProposalTemplate2014.doc)
Institutional and divisional approval.
Critical success factors (Summary)
time and resources to develop the MOOC
divisional support (oise??)
at least 6 months
instructional design support
Research and eval
resources needed: Based on our experience to date,the cost for development of a MOOC might include:
Course builder staff time
AV production and post
production staff time
open course initiative funding
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC): Resource and Planning Guidelines
Planning and Process
Underlying design approach: