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TORQUEs: Riding the MOOC wave to benefit on-campus courses


Andreas Reinhardt, Educational Development and Technology (LET), ETH Zurich
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MOOC: ETHs point of view


Added value for our own students Focus on quality (on-campus and online) Experimenting instead of adoption: goals und benefits must be clarified

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Andreas Reinhardt

20.01.14

TORQUE initiative
Tiny Open with Restrictions focussed on Quality and Efficiency
TORQUE Targeted number of participants Access Face-to-face teaching Platform Dozens to hundreds Restricted to members of Swiss universities Mandatory Moodle MOOC Thousands Open to all Not required edX

Pilot project 2013 2014


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TORQUEs and MOOCs in web-based t&l


Text
Generally in addition to the lecture

Image, Audio
Generally in addition to the lecture

Video
for individual acquisition of content

Quizzes, Tasks
To check learning progress

Global access

Minority of existing, web-based course material at ETH

MOOC

TORQUE
Local access (ETH) Majority of existing, web-based course material at ETH
(Tiny, Open with Restriction, focused on Quality and Efficiency)

LET Lehrentwicklung und -technologie

Educational Development and Technology (LET)

|Tuesday, 21. May 13|

Announcement page Trailer Prerequisites Learning goals Syllabus

Course is embedded in existing Moodle structure

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Andreas Reinhardt

20.01.14

Inside a learning unit Customize static pages Video clips together with FAQ Moodle activities Checklist for learners

LET Lehrentwicklung und -technologie

Andreas Reinhardt

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TORQUEs running in fall semester 2013


Physics Economics Statistics, Tool R

Number of students
Face-to-face elements (on-campus) / week Motivation for TORQUE Type of video Extent online content Reduction of f2f time

ca. 50
Lectures 4 hrs Exercises 2 hrs Innovation project Filmed handwriting 74 videos, 11 exercise series, 9 quizzes 2 h per week

ca. 500
Lectures 2 hrs Flipped Classroom Annotated slides 29 videos, 51 tests 50%

300-500
Serves 4 on-campus courses Not enough space in computer rooms Screencast 22 videos, 22 tests No f2f time; course is an additional offering.

LET Lehrentwicklung und -technologie

Andreas Reinhardt

20.01.14

Integration of online and f2f activities


Physics Economy Statistics, Tool R

LET Lehrentwicklung und -technologie

Andreas Reinhardt

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Experiences from a supporters perspective

Vs.

Prototype phase

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Andreas Reinhardt

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Feedback from students


Script at least as much valuable as video clips Short video clips, please More application and numeric examples Selftests after each video clip Group work in f2f unpopular

Feedback from teachers


Videos are being watched. Students prepare. Efficient T&L.

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Conclusion
Integration of online and f2f activities (flipped classroom) Increasing demands on the teachers Balanced choice of media TORQUE approach seems to work

Upcoming
ETHx MOOC on edX: Autonomous Mobile Robots 6 additional courses planned in 2014

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Merci de votre attention!


TORQUEs: bit.ly/ethtorques TORQUE concept and application process: www.let.ethz.ch/projekte

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