HybridEd Workshop: MOOC-based Models for Hybrid Pedagogies
Toledo, Spain, 18 September 2015, in conjunction with EC-TEL 2015
Since the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) phenomenon started to take off, Higher Education (HE) institutions have been facing a revolution. This revolution is challenging, not only HE business models, but also the established teaching and learning models. Although many scholars have seen MOOCs as a threat, others see in these courses an opportunity to propose and explore new models to transform residential education. These MOOC-based models propose hybrid pedagogies, such as flipped classrooms or blended learning, that benefit from the strengths of both online and face-to-face learning. However, and despite the fact that there are already studies reporting the promising results about the benefits of these MOOC-based hybrid pedagogies, the number of cases reported in the literature is still small. Moreover, more of these cases still need to be defined to help researchers, scholars, and institutional policy makers exploit the affordances of MOOC technologies, pedagogies, and formats to enhance on-campus education. Participants from the different domains and roles (students, scholars, researchers, or decision-makers) are welcome to participate in the workshop. In this workshop, we will follow up on the discussion about innovative MOOC-based models for hybrid pedagogies that has just started. The idea is to offer an open space for sharing and learning about the experiences of the different participants in order to identify the variety of models that have been investigated and propose a taxonomy of concepts that could serve as a reference to others. Contributions on any topic related with MOOC-based models for hybrid pedagogies are welcome:
- Case studies on MOOC-based models for hybrid pedagogies
- Theoretical approaches of MOOC-based models for hybrid pedagogies
- Methodological approaches for implementing MOOC-based models for hybrid pedagogies
- Metrics for measure the impact of hybrid pedagogies based on MOOCs
- Challenges that institutions are facing to incorporate MOOCs as part of their curriculum in any context (Higher, Secondary or Primary Education, but also workplace learning)
- Institutional approaches and policies for the integration of hybrid pedagogies based on MOOCs
The following list of questions regarding MOOC-based hybrid pedagogies might serve as a guidelines for contributors:
- What MOOC-based hybrid pedagogies are more effective and for what learning contexts?
- In what learning contexts (HE, vocational learning, lifelong learning…) are these MOOC-based hybrid models applicable?
- How can existing MOOC-based models be replicated into different contexts?
- How are these MOOC-based models blending the technology and the physical contact?
- What methodological approaches and metrics should be used to measure the impact of these initiatives?