MOOC consumption: enhanced learning on campus using course material developed elsewhere

Title MOOC consumption: enhanced learning on campus using course material developed elsewhere
Faculty/College/Unit Science
Status Active
Duration 2 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Project Summary

We propose to redesign section(s) of Physics 100, using MOOC content and other OER materials developed elsewhere as the basis for the course content. We term this approach ‘an open flip’, where the focus of instruction shifts from creating content to curating already available materials, and thus spending instructor time on design and delivery of classroom activities that are known to enhance student learning.

Such an approach has begun to be piloted elsewhere (e.g. Stanford describes this approach as a 'distributed flipped class'), yet so far with only limited evaluation of student learning using this very different instructional approach (see this recent report http://www.sr.ithaka.org/research-publications/Interactive-Online-Learning-on-Campus).

This project is well aligned with the goals of FL and the TLEF criteria, with an explicit focus on student learning and operating effectiveness (specifically, can we measure enhanced (or at least comparable) student learning using an instructional approach that is no more, if not less, resource intensive to deliver it).

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Simon Bates
Year 1: Funded Amount 45,566
Year 1: Team Members

Georg Rieger, Instructor, Department of Physics and Astronomy / UBC Vantage College
Stefan A Reinsberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Firas Moosvi, Graduate Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Year 1: Summary
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 2: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Simon Bates
Year 2: Funded Amount 15,564
Year 2: Team Members

Georg Rieger, Instructor, Department of Physics and Astronomy / UBC Vantage College
Stefan A Reinsberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Firas Moosvi, Graduate Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy