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Presentation at EMOOCs 2014 conference, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • 1.Offering cMOOCs collaboratively: The COER13 experience from the convenors perspective Patricia Arnold, Swapna Kumar, Anne Thillosen and Martin Ebner

2. Online&Teaching&and&Learning&Swapna&Kumar&Blended&Learning& E1learning& 3. http:// elearningblog. tugraz.at martin.ebnerhttp://www.martinebner.at!/ mebner 4. Big issue in middle europe: copyright 5. Quo Vadis digital classroom? 6. Open Educational Resources 7. Overall of the course cMOOC on Open Educational Resources Hosted by 6 institutions 12 weeks (April - June 2013) Badges in the end of the course 8. Technical components Mainwebsite gRSShopper additionally discussion forum, Twitter Hashtag during runtime: Facebook group and Google+ group private Weblogs of hosters and participants 9. Facts/Figures Registrations: 1090 Contribution to the forum: 550 Blogposts: 316; Tweets: 2247 Badges: 90 10. Facts/Figures Online Events 11. Facts/Figures Blogposts 12. convenors perceptions of collaborative planning and implementation 13. Collaborative planningIt was easier for them to design, implement and manage the MOOC as a group, instead of as individuals, because each convenor brought different strengths to the MOOCThis made the MOOC more manageable to one convenor who expressed relief, I didnt have to do everything. I also didnt have to know everything about everything. 14. Implementation The biggest theme that emerged [...] about the implementation of the MOOC was the multiple technologies or virtual spaces used for interactions (with participants and among participants)The convenors choice and use of the virtual spaces depended on their own familiarity and comfort level with the technology used 15. Lessons Learnt diverse group of learners who participate clearly define roles and responsibilities notonly in terms of design and implementation, but also virtual space management and interaction management it was as important to meet during theimplementation about how things were going and what needed to be changed 16. Discussion Collaboration Digital habitats Methodological reflections 17. notice ... ... it needs an intensive planning phase ... design your virtual communication spaces ... think about different responsibilities ... adapt virtual discussion spaces to thematic units ... be open for new emergent situations 18. Slides available at:http://elearningblog.tugraz.atGraz University of Technologymebner Swapna Kumar swapnakumar@coe.ufl.eduMartin Ebner martin.ebner@tugraz.athttp://www.swapnakumar.com


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