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London Knowledge Lab nnovations What the Research Says: MOOCs Welcome! Agenda for this event 1:30 – 2:30pm Presentations 2.30 - 3:15 pm Hands on Demos–

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1 London Knowledge Lab nnovations What the Research Says: MOOCs Welcome! Agenda for this event 1:30 – 2:30pm Presentations :15 pm Hands on Demos– 45 minutes 3:30 - 4:30pm open discussion – a facilitated debate Hashtag for today #wtrs12 Twitter archive Follow us on Twitter LKL Stay in touch Find out more go to https://www.lkldev.ioe.ac.uk/lklinnovation/https://www.lkldev.ioe.ac.uk/lklinnovation/ Workshop discussion - give your Next event When: Friday January 31st What: Fusion Skills in Action Where: London Knowledge Lab

2 What The Research Says 29 Nov 2013 The future potential of the MOOC Diana Laurillard

3 The Context: global demand for education The new UNESCO goals for education: Every child completes a full 9 years of free basic education … Post-basic education expanded to meet needs for knowledge and skills … (Draft for UNESCO post 2015 goals) By 2025, the global demand for higher education will double to ~200m per year, mostly from emerging economies (NAFSA 2010)  Implying significant growth in graduate numbers to supply this level of education But staff:student ratios in the current HE model are ~1:25, which cannot meet this level of demand  Can MOOCs help?

4 The Rationale: Why might we use them? As a marketing exercise that is a loss leader for our other courses? For our reputation as world class innovator? As a pro bono contribution to global education? As R&D to ensure we are knowledgeable about new developments in a competitive market? To boost learning technology innovation for our undergraduate students? To develop a new type of course, with a new business model? For CPD courses but with wider reach?

5 What does the research say? There is very little; there is a lot of opinion and hype The demographic is mainly professionals with degrees ‘Drop-out’ should be against ‘engagement’, not enrolment Senior teams are now engaged with learning technology Many receive high praise from students who complete The ‘student’ population is highly demanding More research needs to be done Here’s what we know…


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