Developement and evidencing achievement of graduate learning outcomes in Deakin University's enhanced mooc

O'Brien, K., Oliver, B. and Connors, P. 2013, Developement and evidencing achievement of graduate learning outcomes in Deakin University's enhanced mooc, in EDULEARN13: Proccedings of the 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, IATED Publications, Valencia, Spain, pp. 5391-5397.

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Title Developement and evidencing achievement of graduate learning outcomes in Deakin University's enhanced mooc
Author(s) O'Brien, K.
Oliver, B.ORCID iD for Oliver, B. orcid.org/0000-0002-2971-714X
Connors, P.
Conference name Education and New Learning Technologies. Conference (5th: 2013: Barcelona, Spain))
Conference location Barcelona, Spain
Conference dates 1-3 Jul. 2013
Title of proceedings EDULEARN13: Proccedings of the 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Editor(s) Chova, L. G.
Martinez, A. L.
Torres, I. C.
Publication date 2013
Series EDULEARN Proceedings
Start page 5391
End page 5397
Total pages 7
Publisher IATED Publications
Place of publication Valencia, Spain
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
curriculum design
graduate learning outcomes
MOOC
Summary There is now a plethora of Massive Open On-line courses (MOOCs) offered worldwide. Whilst many MOOCs focus on discipline-specific content, little attention has been paid to how MOOCs can explicitly help participants develop generic employability skills such as communication, digital literacy, global citizenship and the like. Similarly little attention been paid to explicitly assuring the quality of MOOCs with respect to alignment with regulatory body standards. Deakin University's first MOOC, DeakinPrimer, is an introduction to humanitarian responses to 21st century disasters. It has been designed to assist participants to explicitly evidence generic or employability skills, some of Deakin's eight Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs) including communication, digital literacy, critical thinking and global citizenship. Other key features of DeakinPrimer include opportunities for networking with fellow participants and experts within the humanitarian field, and the opportunity to apply for credit towards the Graduate Certificate in International Community Development (level 8 in the Australian Qualifications Framework [AQF]) and for those with a prior Bachelor degree, the Masters in Humanitarian Assistance or the Masters of International Community Development (level 9 in the AQF). DeakinPrimer is designed as a test bed for a learning innovation, particularly micro-credentialing GLOs using digital badges to enable self and peer endorsement of evidence of learning. Badging is integrated in two ways. Firstly, DeakinPrimer participants build portfolios of learning artefacts associated with learning activities, then assess their work against a set of holistic, generic learning outcomes standards rubrics. If they judge their evidence as meeting the required standard, they can claim a badge (self endorsement) associated with particular GLOs. Secondly, participants can request and provide peer feedback and endorsement (using peer badges). The integration of self and peer review in the assessment tasks helps participants develop important employability skills, the ability to critically self-reflect on their own work and critically analyse the work of others and provide evidence-based feedback. DeakinPrimer is scheduled to commence in July 2013. This paper explains the way in which the course curricula has been designed to use technologies to enable participants to curate evidence of learning, and self and peer endorse such learning against defined standards.
ISBN 9788461638222
ISSN 2340-1117
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2013, IATED
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30076788

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