MultiMOOC (EVO) event: Curt Bonk on Taking Leadership in the Mystery of MOOCs and the Mass Movement toward Open Education

Learning2gether Episode 142

Download:

https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/1209633-curtbonk03feb2013-10-001-64kcut1.mp3

Curt’s presentation started as he was just wrapping up his morning jog …

Curt-irfan

Venue? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 

Recording

  

Bonk’s Last Principles of Instruction: A Baker’s Dozen Plus One More…, May 16, 2011

http://travelinedman.blogspot.com/2011/05/bonks-last-principles-of-instruction.html

 

Taking Leadership in Mystery of MOOCs and the Mass Movement toward Open Education

Abstract: Open education was often laughed at or ignored until the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with their tens–or even hundreds–of thousands of learners in a single course. Given the mass success of Stanford courses topping 100,000 each and startups like Udacity and Coursera as well as the announcement of edX (from Harvard and MIT), we can no longer look the other way. Still, many questions about MOOCs and other forms of open education remain, such as those related to infrastructure, marketing, pedagogy, and assessment, to name a few. Just how does an instructor or trainer keep thousands of students motivated and involved in such a course? And what are the more promising business models? In this talk, Bonk will detail his experiences in teaching a MOOC and offer guidelines for others hoping to create a highly engaging MOOC-based learning environment. A set of 10 key leadership steps and another set of 10 pedagogical principles will be outlined with examples. He will also map out a set of business plans and more than a dozen types of MOOCs. In the end, MOOCs and mass movement to open education will no longer be such mystery.

Three Overview Points:
1. Much experimentation with MOOCs and open education today; dozens of possible business models (advertisements, fees for completion certificates, pay as you go, company sponsored courses, assessment fees, etc.).
2. Will the certificates that students earn while taking MOOCs make traditional college degrees obsolete?
3. What steps might a company, government agency, or university take to be a leader in this movement toward MOOCs and open education?

Show notes:

Curt always goes all out in his presentations for our learning communities.  When he presented at one of our WiAOC events, he presented not once but twice!  In a flipped presentation approach, Curt took questions in the first hour and elicited our discussion of MOOCs and other areas of educational technology we should be focused on.  At the top of the hour he started talking (quickly) about his 85 slides.  That part of the presentation provides an interesting and comprehensive chronicle of recent developments in the MOOC phenomenon almost day by day.  Unfortunately we had to rush him offstage after almost two hours benefiting from his candor and expertise, to make way for another session that had reserved the Elluminate room.  Our apologies for overflowing onto that group, which responded competently by regrouping in Adobe Connect.

Curt provided these further resources during and at the end of his talk:

“Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning” (V-PORTAL)

1.
Watch & Find Resources (Firefox preferred): IU School of Ed Instructional Consulting Office): http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/media/de_series.html

2.
For faster access, watch in Bonk’s YouTube Channel (use any browser): http://www.youtube.com/user/TravelinEdMan

Direct downloads of PowerPoints of talks:

1.      “Curt Bonk MOOC Talk at Ashton University, January 28, 2013.” http://mbf.cc/r7PUZ

2.      “Curt Bonk MOOC Talk, Manchester University, January 29, 2013.” http://mbf.cc/Y56qs

3.       “Curt Bonk Extreme Learning, Manchester University, January 29, 2013.” http://mbf.cc/EeftD

4.      “Curt Bonk, MOOC workshop at BETT, January 31, 2013.” http://mbf.cc/c7pP9

5.     “Curt Bonk, Keynote on tinkering, tottering, totally extreme learning at BETT Arena in London, January 31, 2013.” http://mbf.cc/Nacit 

BETT Conference in London (Thursday January 31t):

1. MOOC Workshop (45 minutes): http://trainingshare.com/pdfs/MOOCs_Leadership_Curt_Bonk_London.pdf

2. Extreme Learning talk (15 minutes): http://trainingshare.com/pdfs/Extreme-Learning_London_BETT_Curt_Bonk-b.pdf

Aston University (Monday January 28th):

1.
2 hours: http://trainingshare.com/pdfs/MOOCs_Leadership_Curt_Bonk_Ashton.pdf

http://trainingshare.com/workshop.php#Ashton2013

Manchester University (Tuesday January 29th):

2.
90 minutes: http://trainingshare.com/pdfs/Extreme-Learning_Manchester_Curt_Bonk.pdf

http://trainingshare.com/workshop.php#Manchester2013

The Bonk MOOC 

Curt blogged his Chronicle of Higher Ed interview back in June:

http://travelinedman.blogspot.com/2012/06/unabridged-interview-on-mooc-for.html

 

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