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Lausanne, 10 February 2014

Making of MOOCs: Quality and Credentials


Stamenka Uvali!-Trumbi!

! Sense !

Learners everywhere!

What is a MOOC?
Massive Open Online Course

M O O C Every letter is now negotiable!

OER
MOOCs

UNESCO HQ Paris 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open CourseWare for Higher Education in Developing Countries

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)

educational materials that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared

! !! World Congress on Open Educational ! Resources Paris June 20-22 ! 2012 !

The Paris Declaration

POST-TRADITIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION

Post-traditional HE
Overall theme: greater openness

MOOCS
Accelerating Trends: ! ! ! ! Online learning Shorter courses New awards Partnerships

MOOCS
Accelerating Trends: ! Online learning

If Harvard is going online it must be OK!

MOOCs ventures outside North America

! French Minister announces F.U.N. ! French universities embrace online learning to offer MOOCs ! Cooperation with Agence universitaire de la Francophonie to offer courses in French speaking Africa
Genevieve Fiorasco, Minister of Higher Education and Research of France

Credentials

What is higher education?

MOOCS A shake-out in 2014?

MOOCS
Accelerating Trends: ! Shorter courses

MOOCS
Accelerating Trends: ! New awards

old wine

?
new bottles

MOOCS
Accelerating Trends: ! Partnerships with the private sector

Academic Partnerships: New Online Global Specializations Credential

The unbundling of higher education

New trends in higher education What about quality?

New quality tools for posttraditional higher education


! MOOCs ! Competency-based education ! Assessment of Prior Learning ! Open Educational Resources"

New quality tools for post-traditional higher education

Two examples
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Post-traditional higher education

CHEA QUALITY PLATFORM


! Review performance and effectiveness of posttraditional ! Review against primary purpose: education towards a degree or not ! Success of providing student learning and assessment of learning outcomes ! Review by peers ! Successful completion Quality Platform Provider

Authors: Neil Butcher & Merridy Wilson-Strydom

A Guide to Quality In Online Learning

Editors: Stamenka Uvali!-Trumbi! & Sir John Daniel

A Guide to Quality in Online Learning

Guide to Quality in Post-traditional Online Learning


February 2014

Towards a Global Convention on Degree Recognition"!


Diversity of HE systems ! Diversity of Providers ! Diversity of Qualifications

UNESCO General Conference 2013

Benefits of Global Convention


! Improving academic and professional mobility ! Assistance to Member States to improve quality of their HE systems in the context of contemporary transformations ! UNESCO Director-General to initiate the process, carry further consultations and report back to GC in 2015

THANK YOU
suvalictrumbic@gmail.com stamenka@chea.org stamenka@detaoma.com

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