Tips for Designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Blog This fall (2013), Northern Illinois University launched its first Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, titled Perspectives on Disability and led by Professor Greg Long (School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders). Building this course has been an absolute labor of love for everyone involved, and we thought it would be helpful to share what we have learned. This article summaries our recommendations based on our experience and on the research we conducted to prepare for our MOOC design. Participate in a MOOC The best way to learn about MOOCs is to take one.
MOOCs and the Gartner Hype Cycle: A very slow tsunami By Jonathan Tapson On September 13, 2013 A lot can change in a year. Twelve months ago, the traditional universities were doomed, condemned to irrelevance by an onslaught of MOOCs. How it works The quick start guide to how to learn with FutureLearn. How you access your Activity, Replies and Progress has recently changed. We’ll be updating this video soon, but in the meantime, read our blog post for details. Pick a course Browse our course list to find something that you’d like to learn about.
How to make a MOOC? The MOOC process is substantially different from designing and teaching a regular course. Please keep in mind that is costs a considerable amount of time, effort and resources and that only a limited amount of existing materials can be reused, as the MOOC setting does not always work best with materials that have proven themselves in a classroom setting. Planning Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? Not all U.S. colleges and universities will disappear as a result of new technologies, but clearly some will. If higher education institutions embrace the status quo, they will no longer be in control of their own fate. To survive, they must change their existing business models. Henry C. Lucas, Jr. is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Information Systems at the Robert H.
MOOCs Planning Making a MOOC can mean more or less hard work, depending on your level of ambition. A good place to start would be to think seriously about the target audience for your course. Who is the course aimed at? MOOC Design Tips: Maximizing the Value of Video Lectures “Which kinds of videos lead to the best student learning outcomes in a MOOC?”How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos (Guo, Kim & Rubin, 2014) An excellent question that design teams and instructors of MOOCs want to know—which kinds of videos lead to the best student learning outcomes in a MOOC? According to a recent study conducted by researchers for the edX MOOC platform, this was the most pressing question posed by the course design teams working with its partner institutions.
EdTech Round-Up: 99 Google Plus Accounts to Follow Technology amplifies knowledge, and education is one of the fields that stands to benefit the most from the rapid development of the internet and communication technology. Edtech allows for the wide distribution of educational materials, and for the development of customized, interactive learning environments to fit any learning style. Educators and technology enthusiasts alike have embraced the educational power of the internet, PCs, tablets, and even smart phones.