Just set up the 12 Apps of Christmas course here ….guess I need to run it now!
Pre-course survey – results 2016.
1365 registered on the course – 674 completed the Pre-course survey.
Most participants heard about the course either from a friend/colleague (41%) or they received an email about it (35%). This probably indicates that 35% did the course in 2015 as I sent out an email using the 2015 course list. It’s also interesting that such a high proportion were recommended by a friend or colleague.
The gender split was (75%) Female and (23%) Male, (2%) Other. This is was surprising – the majority were teaching staff and women make up 45% of non-professorial academics (THES 13.6.13).
The majority were UK based (79%) but there were significant minorities in Europe (8%) and (9%) in Australasia.
In terms of employment (40%) were lecturers/Teachers, (27%) Librarians and (13%) Learning Technologists.
The biggest age groups were 46-55 yr olds (33%) and 36-45 yr olds (29%).
Most (79%) were expecting to do the course at work.
They were expecting to ‘find out more about apps’ (86%), ‘learn new things’ 84%, or ‘add a fresh perspective at my current work’ (68%).
(75%) had done an online course before.
End of course survey.
107 completed the end of course survey.
(28%) completed the whole course, (68%) took part in some of the course and (6%) didn’t take part in the course. The main reason for not completing the course was lack of time (64%).
In terms of social media (50%) used Twitter on the course – which I thought was a high figure. Also (4%) used Facebook and (5%) Google+.
They were very pleased with the course structure (62%) Very clear and 36%) thought it was Fairly clear. In terms of difficulty no one thought it was ‘Much too advanced’, (8%) ‘a bit too advanced’ and most found it ‘about right’ (82%).
In terms of time: (18%) spent less than 10 minutes a day, about 10 minutes (32%) and 10 to 30 mins (42%).
In terms of the overall experience 23%) thought it was Excellent, 56%) Good and 16%, OK 2% Poor.
(53%) found the examples very useful or somewhat useful (44%).
The top 3 apps that they were most likely to use again were: Kahoot (59%), Book Creator (29%) and Stop Motion Studio (28%)
Discussion Boards: (Total posts) (Total participants)
Give a brief introduction about yourself (709)(247)
Skitch/Sketch Discussion Board (188) (65)
Kahoot! Discussion Board (258) (120)
Stop Motion Studio Discussion Board (52) (25)
Snapchat Discussion Board (51) (29)
Habitica Discussion Board (78) (35)
Book Creator Discussion Board (78) (26)
Voki Discussion Board (41) (26)
The 12 Movies of Christmas (52) (25)
Lensoo Create Discussion Board (130) (49)
Google Cardboard discussion board (45) (17)
Sway discussion board (148) (54)
ThingLink Discussion board (43) (20)
Elfster/end of course (21) (8)
Here are some brief stats about this years 12AoC course:
Total Enrolments: 1182
Female 74% Male 24% Other 2%
UK 80% Europe 8% Australasia 8% North America 2% Other 2%
Lecturer/Teacher 42% Learning Technologists 14% Librarian 26%
HE Professional Services 8%
% taken a course delivered mostly or fully online before:
Are you interested in exploring which free mobile apps could help you in your teaching or supporting your students?
Would you like to take part in a fun, free, practical online course this December?
Then the 12 Apps of Christmas could be for you.
Last year, over 1000 participants from around the world took part in a new open course hosted by Regent’s University London – the 12 Apps of Christmas. In just a few minutes a day, they learned about and tried out a range of free mobile apps with potential classroom use, built a community of practice, and had fun doing so.
The course was a success, winning the Credo Digital Information Literacy Award and inspiring people to run versions at other institutions.
Now, the original is back – better than ever ! From 1st to 16th December this year, we will be presenting Christmas 3.0!
The 12 Apps of Christmas 2016 will offer a completely new range of carefully selected apps, while keeping to the same simple, entertaining formula which made it so successful last year. Expect guest posts, engaging hands-on activities, and a chance to be part of a friendly, enquiring community of educators worldwide.
And for those of you who took part last year – yes, we’re afraid the Christmas cracker jokes will be back…
To enroll on the 12 Apps of Christmas 2016, go to http://tinyurl.com/12AoC16
Watch the video here: http://helixmedia.regents.ac.uk/Play/3360
For further information contact Chris Rowell firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @chri5rowell and @12AoC #12AoC
Meet the team for this year’s 12 Apps of Christmas:
Chris Rowell – Deputy LT Manager – Regent’s University London @chri5rowell
Anna Williams – LT Trainer – Regent’s University London @annasonit
James Leahy – LT Content Developer – Regent’s University London @witterquick
Steve Dawes – LT Content Developer – Regent’s University London @malkatraz
Helen Ghodbane – LT Content Developer – Regent’s University London @helghodora
Helen Caldwell – Senior Lecturer in Education – Northampton University @helencaldwel
Zoe Sujon – Senior Lecturer in Media Theory – Regent’s University London @jetsumgerl
Ellie Hannan – Multi-media Resource Developer – Manchester Metropolitan University @EHannon14
Dave Musson – Senior Online Communications Officer (Social Media) – Warwick University @davemusson
Andy Horton – Library Manager – BPP University @fechtbuch
Belinda Green – Learning Technologist – Northampton University @bjgreen25
Jean Edwards – Senior Lecturer in Education – Northampton University @jeanEd70
Jim Atkinson – Staff Development Trainer and e-Learning Developer – Northampton University @jimatkinsonUN