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1 The UoL Coursera Partnership 26 th March 2013 University of Leicester Mike Kerrison Director of Academic Development 1

2 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards Why MOOCs for UoLIP? 2.Why Coursera? 3.Status of the UoLIP MOOC development 4.Next steps for MOOCs? 5.Questions Key Discussion Points

3 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards Why MOOCs for UoLIP? 2.Why Coursera? 3.Status of the UoLIP MOOC development 4.Next steps for MOOCs? 5.Questions Key Discussion Points

4 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 4 4 The world’s oldest provider of degrees through flexible learning Clause 36: ‘..persons not connected in any of the said Institutions connected with the said University shall be admitted as Candidates for Matriculation..’ 1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?

5 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 5 5 The 1858 Charter ‘…giving free scope to the principle of competition, impart a healthy stimulus to both Collegiate and extra-Collegiate education and…by widening the basis of the University, materially increase its usefulness’ Dr Robert Barnes, Committee of Graduates 1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?

6 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 6 6 The 1858 Charter Learning is not the confine exclusively of lecture theatres… ‘…I take it to be an education of all the mental faculties, by means of a wide and liberal range of study, however pursued, or however obtained’ Dr John Charles Bucknill, UCL 1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?

7 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 7 The University of London’s reputation for high academic standards is based on the outstanding teaching and research of its world-renowned Colleges, which are responsible for the development and assessment of all our courses.

8 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 8 8

9 9 9 MOOCs provide an opportunity to market the UoLIPs to a wider audience Over 125k registrations with over 3 months to go to Course commencement date 3m+ users on the Coursera platform Successful completers may wish to continue to register for a UoLIP. 1. Why MOOCs for UoLIP?

10 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 10 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 10 Alignment with UoLIP Mission to widen access Partnership Model 3m+ users on the MOOC platform 2. Why Coursera? ? ? ?

11 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 11 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 11 Feb 21 st 2013 Coursera announce 29 new University partners and delivery in 5 languages, over 300 courses EdX announces 5 new partners (Feb 2013) – 675k users Successful completers may wish to continue to complete a UoLIP. 2. Why Coursera?

12 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 12 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 12 3.Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development Creative Programming for Mobile Apps Malicious Software & its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story The Camera Never Lies English Common Law: Structures & Principles Why Do We Need Psychology

13 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 13 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 13 3.Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development Development Timescale October 2012 to June 1 st 2013 Delivery Design Structure 6 weeks x 10 hour topics/lessons per week Topic/Lesson Plans Combination of short videos and learning activities with formative assessment & summative assessment

14 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 14 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 14 3.Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development Student Forums Different approaches to student engagement Design Support Coursera Online Support & Operations Team Project Support UoLIA Project Manager

15 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 15 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 15 3.Status of the UoLIP MOOC Development Phase 2 Second wave invite to Lead Colleges to develop UoLIP MOOCs after June Lessons Learned Phase 1 will be subject to a Lessons Learned exercise PR and Marketing Plan Co-ordination Tracking of Students and Surveys

16 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 16 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 16 4.Next Steps for MOOCs From the UoLIP perspective Stimulate innovation in learning materials for UoLIP Provides opportunities for learners to more fully test themselves before committing to a full programme Partnership model creates opportunities for learning from other MOOC providers Provides a relatively safe method for trialling new learning, teaching and assessment methodologies with large scale students

17 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 17 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 17 4.Next Steps for MOOCs? From the HE perspective Enhanced Models of Scalable Online Learning will evolve Scale, number of players and resources will drive innovation Improving awareness of the possibilities of online learning to prospective learners Provides practical solution for lifelong learners Background of high tuition fees for on campus & growth in transnational education

18 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 18 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 18 4.Next Steps for MOOCs Progress so far…. Assessment authentication solutions Coursera - Biometric tests EdX – Pearson Vue Credits Universities using MOOCs for credits eg Antioch and San Jose American Council on Education – 5 MOOCs recognised

19 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 19 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 19 4.Next Steps for MOOCs In short…. MOOCs to date may contain elements of good, bad and ugly practice but they will evolve …. there will be innovation and there will be business & academic models which will emerge and provide for scalable, high quality online programmes..

20 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 20 Worldwide Access | Opportunity | International Standards 20 Any questions?


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