Making MOOCs and the role of the librarian

Hugh Davis, University of Southampton

Hugh Davis is Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of Southampton, UK, where is APVC and Director of Education and directs the Centre for Innovation in Technologies and Education (CITE). Hugh has over 250 papers published in the area, and has run many funded projects concerned with educational technologies.  He has a long history of teaching on-line, having created an MSc in Information Engineering which started in the very early days of the Web (1994).  Hugh is responsible for the University of Southampton’s collaboration with the UK MOOC platform provider, FutureLearn, and has directed the creation of three MOOCs in less than a year.

Hugh Davis holder innlegg begge dager på konferansen.

Tirsdag 11.mars, 13.45-14.30:
The place for MOOCs in the changing Educational Landscape

There can be no doubt that Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) have been the educational phenomenon of the last few years with large numbers of these web based courses attracting tens of thousands of registrations.  But what is the business model for a university investing in making MOOCs and then making them freely available?  This talk will examine the ways in which universities are benefitting from their investment and the ways in which MOOCs are affecting pedagogy and the composition of credit bearing courses both online and on campus.

Onsdag 12.mars, 09.00-10.00:
Making MOOCs and the role of the librarian

Creating a Massive Open On-line Course (MOOC) is a team project, involving academics, learning designers, media production teams and learning resource teams.  In most universities there are very few examples of such collaborations in the production of new courses, and consequently the knowledge. skills and professional networks required may be undeveloped. At the same time MOOCs present an opportunity to explore new pedagogical approaches and provide big data concerning the behaviours of learners. This talk will reflect on experiences, both published and personal, of developing appropriate collaborations and also examine some of the pitfalls to be avoided.