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MOOCs final presentation

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Britta Glennon

on 12 March 2013

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MOOCs Can they solve higher education's problems? * drive down costs
* address student's needs
* job placement and employment
* a partial solution, but very feasible How it works
Work with a few universities in developing online versions of introductory classes
Offer them at a reduced cost to students enrolled in the face to face program

Benefits of the Model
Control Quality of Academic Outcomes
Avoid Accreditation Process
Avoid disrupting the educational environment
Reduces Tuition Cost
Increase Access Model 2 - MOOC Partnership with Private Firms Cost effective replacement for in-house workplace training *MOOCs can help alleviate the high costs of education
-expand course offerings
-meet demand that exceeds what universities have resources for
-increase productivity and flexibility of faculty and staff
-low cost of MOOCs --> overall decrease in cost of education

*MOOCs have the ability to reach exponentially more people than traditional courses *Students benefit by having access to a much more flexible means of acquiring an education
*MOOCs distinguish themselves from other online courses by partnering with traditional educational institutions
-An extension of traditional education
*MOOCs will permit students to take courses that appeal explicitly to the skills they seek to acquire (efficient use of resources)
*Customization of education The Problem How these models help What is the best model? Tuition costs skyrocketing VS quality change?
Skill set transferable to the marketplace?
Paying more but unable to find jobs. * The current model is only preliminary
* Would a MOOC degree add value?
* Feasibility of a MOOC degree
* Some alternate solutions How MOOCs can help Overall, MOOCs have the potential to address not only the immediate problem of limited access to affordable education, but also the issues students face in the long term, such as loans and job placement. MOOCs potentially offer an efficient way to obtain more value per unit of money than the current higher education model The Source of the Problem 1. For Students
2. For Universities
3. Economic Situation For Students Higher costs
Scholarships are merit-based rather than needs-based
Busier schedules
Changing preferences For Universities
(particularly state-funded) Decline in financial support
Growing need to raise revenues from other sources
Reduction in quality and quantity of courses
Faculty have less time with students
Inflated grades Current economic situation College degree = new minimal educational requirement
Teaching and learning have been devalued: magazine rankings
Increasing global demand for American schools Model 1: Introductory Classes Model 1: Anticipated Reactions Students
Will allow them to have more control of their schedule and will decrease significantly the tuition cost of introductory classes
We expect them to strongly support the initiative

Will be happy to be released from teaching introductory classes
However will be vigilant of the educational outcome and the possible harm to their jobs if MOOCs expand more advanced classes

Cost reduction and control for quality should keep them calm and expectant of the outcome
State government have played an active role supporting the SJSU/Udacity initiative Model 1: Implementation Strategy Follow San Jose example
Gradual implementation starting with a few introductory classes
Work closely with faculty in design and implementation of classes
Slow down the creation of other pilot programs
Collect data from evaluating impact of MOOCs in educational outcome, access, costs, and other relevant metrics Serves an unmet need in the market place by supplying skilled labor to unfilled positions MOOC Benefits: Injects needed revenue to further their development Proves their value to skeptics Avoids opposition from Community Colleges who view MOOCS as a threat to their model FIRM Benefits: Model 2- How it works 1.) Partner with Fortune 500 companies to tailor specific training programs for existing employees 2.) Develop courses targeting the broader public using input from companies on which skillsets they desire in an employee companies have an interest in an educated workforce and cost reduction - solve disconnect between skills individuals lack and the ones companies' require -individuals pay a course and testing fee -MOOCs sign exclusive contracts with firms Model 2- Implementation Use Udacity's partnership with Google as a model
Google hires directly from those who pass MOOC
cuts out expensive headhunters & employee searches
cross partnership strengthens link of investment, talent, & ideas that exists between universities and Silicon Valley; offers possibility of expanding it nationwide
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