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1 MOOC overview | September 2014 MOOCs – 2 years later moocs.epfl.ch Karl Aberer Contributions from Patrick Jermann, Pierre Dillenbourg, Dimitris Noukakis Center for Digital Education cede.epfl.ch

2 MOOC overview | September The MOOCs phenomenon Khan Academy Created 2006 by a Wall Street analyst BS in math, MS in EECS and MBA 3500 lectures for high school kids 250 Mio lessons delivered Stanford University, Fall 2011 One class attracts 160’000 students Intro to Artificial Intelligence, Thrün and Norvig 22’000 completed the course 420 perfect scores … none from Stanford

3 MOOC overview | September There’s a Tsunami coming [ John Hennessy, President of Stanford ] MOOC “The Tsunami” (2012) Massive Open Online Courses (2008) Technology-enhanced learning (2004) Swiss Virtual Campus (2000) Learning Management Systems (1999) Virtual University (1999) Open Learning (1995) e-Learning (1993) Online Education (1993) Computer-Mediated Learning (1990) Educational telematics (1988) Computer-Assisted Learning (1985) Computer-Based Learning (1980) Computer-Assisted Instruction (1960)

4 MOOC overview | September Why now? 1. Demand – Top lectures from top universities – Classical pedagogy with strict schedules 2. Problem – Raising tuition fees in US 3. Opportunity – Social networks – Big Data 4. Innovation – Open content – Synchronization – Personalization Community Economy of ScaleQuality

5 MOOC overview | September 2014 MOOC overview | March Sign in Video Quizz Tests Social Interaction Certificate MOOC Key elements of a MOOCs cMOOCs Social interaction, crowdsourcing YouTube, web2.0 Free and open content xMOOCs Lectures + Assignments Strict Schedule Certification

6 MOOC overview | September Platforms (update) Stanford startup (2011) For profit, 15 Mio VC Proprietary platform 104 universities, 763 courses (Sep 2014) Stanford startup (2011) For profit, 15 Mio VC Proprietary platform 104 universities, 763 courses (Sep 2014) MIT & Harvard foundation (2012) Non-profit, 60 Mio funding Open source platform 53 universities, 287 courses MIT & Harvard foundation (2012) Non-profit, 60 Mio funding Open source platform 53 universities, 287 courses

7 MOOC overview | September 2014 MOOC overview | March Big Question Why should a (European) university engage in MOOCs? Immediate answer: Visibility in the global competition Obvious opportunity: Improving teaching Peer pressure, flipped classrooms, data Long-term perspective: Evolving mission of universities Continuous education, international networking and outreach to developing countries

8 MOOC overview | September Visibility and reputation Unique Selling Proposition Enhance teaching Internal Outreach Africa What are EPFL’s motivations to do MOOCs ?

9 MOOC overview | September 2014 MOOC overview | March Green= French courses Blue= English courses Visibility: MOOCs = Massive Open Online Courses 600’000 + students in 2 years One university professor 10’000 students in a lifetime

10 MOOC overview | September 2014

11 11 European MOOC participants

12 MOOC overview | September A Variety of Participants

13 MOOC overview | September Students appreciate flexibility like watching the course in groups want the contact with the professors are concerned about data privacy Professors invest a huge energy take a risk to open their teaching strive for excellence Teaching: Students’ & Professors’ voice «In the future, I would prefer to take this course…. » Data produced by Heather Miller & Martin Odersky

14 MOOC overview | September 2014 MOOC overview | March After the tsunami: new course formats Traditional (Status Quo) Flipped classroom 100% online

15 MOOC overview | September We strongly believe so but “Good MOOCs are (in general) better than bad MOOCs” (Pierre Dillenbourg) Will MOOCs improve teaching?

16 MOOC overview | September New mission: Example Africa

17 MOOC overview | September 2014 MOOC overview | March MOOCs in Africa

18 MOOC overview | September The average age 26 years Educated, with 34% bachelor's and 31% having a master's degree. > 90% cite “life-long learning,” 79% to advance their career 51% of students want a certificate Want entry-level courses where they can apply the knowledge learned to their every day life. edX Partner News 20, august 2013 Continued Education Data produced by Heather Miller & Martin Odersky

19 MOOC overview | September 2014 MOOC overview | March DesignRecordReviewEditCheckPublish MOOC Studio Doing MOOCs is Hard Work!

20 MOOC overview | September MOOCs Factory 1 MOOC = CHF

21 MOOC overview | September Resources: More? Less? Different ones? Revenues: How? How much? Certificates: Who? How? How much? Intellectual Property: Who owns the MOOCs? Teacher? University? Platform? Privacy: Who owns the data? Student? Teacher? Platform? On campus teaching: Why? Added Value? Professional education: Opportunity? Competition? Fair access to knowledge: Facilitated? Tow-class education? Students: No more prisoners of university! Economics: Universities out of Control

22 MOOC overview | September 2014 MOOC overview | March Better be an actor than a spectator


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