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?
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
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
MOOC advantages o Technological evolutions o Learning Analytics o Freeing up quality time in the classroom o Rich audio-visual experiences
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
LACE Network LACE is a university network between: Aarhus (Denmark) Bologna (Italy) Granada (Spain) Groningen (The Netherlands) Leuven (Belgium) Lisbon (Portugal) Tartu (Estonia)
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!
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
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
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
Results Previous years: about 15-20 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
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
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 http://vimeo.com/65303079 http://vimeo.com/65303079 opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union 40