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MOOCs: How did it work for us? Case study LACE - A MOOC on Literature and Change in Europe Fred Truyen, KU Leuven.

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1 MOOCs: How did it work for us? Case study LACE - A MOOC on Literature and Change in Europe Fred Truyen, KU Leuven

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5 Strategic Comité ICT TaskForce MOOCs: o Are there technological developments in E-Learning that KU Leuven should not miss? o Is internal development to be preferred or a partnership with a provider? o Do we have to adapt our organization? o Are there weaknesses in our current organization? o Impact on our own Learning space and VLE? o Are institutional decisions required? o Is a sizable ICT budget to be allocated?

6 Findings Yes, there are important technological developments o Learning Analytics o High Quality video o Interactivity o Peer assessment No, there is no need for large ICT budget allocation Best approach: in collaboration with strategic partner o Publisher? o ICT service provider?  Depends on scenario

7 Findings Decisions? o Investment required in personnel Local support team Expertise pooling o Importance of scenario’s and goals What do you want to achieve with MOOCs? New Target groups Transition modules (eg from professional BA to academic MA) Rich learning experience

8 MOOC advantages o Technological evolutions o Learning Analytics o Freeing up quality time in the classroom o Rich audio-visual experiences

9 Concerns o Business model o Traditional teaching model in weblectures o IPR o Dropouts o Infotainment o Link with on-campus learning o Sustainability o Profiling

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11 LACE Network LACE is a university network between: Aarhus (Denmark) Bologna (Italy) Granada (Spain) Groningen (The Netherlands) Leuven (Belgium) Lisbon (Portugal) Tartu (Estonia)

12 Important aspects MOOC was targeted at MA level, sufficient mastery of English + one other European Language was recommended We will produce follow-on, also Spanish Language MOOCs MOOC replaced a planned Erasmus Mundus bid Our MOOC is a stepping stone towards an Erasmus Strategic Partnership (in Erasmus+ call) LACE = 6 ECTS : 180 study hours!

13 Original Moodle course

14 MOOC Open <> Moodle was only for on-campus students In parallell with on-campus students at the 7 partner universities Follows semester planning Mixes registered students with MOOC-only students Certificate of accomplishment if all assignments + quizzes made Credit if additional paper is submitted + registration at a partner university

15 Choices made Clarity on Learning goals and outcomes Classical college lectures & reading Peer interactivity in forum discussions Quizzes to: o Monitor course participation o Stimulate understanding of weblectures Limited extra burden on Teaching staff opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 15

16 Why Canvas.net ? Cloud-based Easy negotiation o Institutional MOU o Instructor Release Up-to-date platform o LTI Tools (easy integration of social media) o Very user-friendly Rich portfolio LMS-based canvas.instructure.com opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 16

17 Results Previous years: about students on Moodle MOOC: about 400 student registrations in total, about 75 were full participants 22 on-campus students got the credit Only 13 others applied for the Certificate of Accomplishment The MOOC students were the most active and enriched the course experience for the on-campus students We reached students from Latin-American and Central European countries 3 MOOC students registered since to MA or PhD programmes at our university

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25 Student profile Survey at start

26 Age

27 Origin

28 Education

29 Motivation

30 Discovery

31 Time Expectations

32 Evaluation Survey at completion

33 Activities

34 Course Rating

35 Instructor Involvement

36 Content

37 Next Course?

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39 Call for proposals 14 proposals submitted by Faculties o 4 selected Blended Learning in the preparatory course “admission exam Physician/Dentist” E-Governance and Public Sector Innovation GRAPH: The Great War and Modern Philosophy LIPS: Lectures in Psychology series

40 Links Teaser video: o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls6E-WsQ0v8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls6E-WsQ0v8 Course on Canvas: o https://learn.canvas.net/courses/148 https://learn.canvas.net/courses/148 OCW trailer: o opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 40

41 Contact Homepage LACE: LACE MOOC: https://learn.canvas.net/courses/148 https://learn.canvas.net/courses/148


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