MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC) COMPETITION

The word MOOC was coined in 2008 by Dave Cormier, from the University of Prince Edward Island for a course offered by the University of Manitoba, “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge.” MOOC is now widely recognised as a free online learning course that is open to the public.

Competition Regulations

  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) competition is open to all academics from Public and Private Universities, educators, and individuals.
  • Participation is open to an individual OR a group with a maximum of 10 members.
  • Participants are allowed to submit more than one (1) entry. However, there will be a fee charged for each entry.
  • Each entry must submit a completed entry form with an abstract.
  • The abstract (Summary) should be approximately 100 to 200 words.
  • Any MOOC that had been contested in any national and international level competition are not eligible for this competition. However, an exception will be granted if there are redevelopment and improvement of the MOOC.
  • All MOOC platforms are accepted for this competition.
  • All registered MOOC’s must be opened to allow the evaluation process. Any password needs to be disclosed.

Format of the Competition

  • Participants are required to submit an ACTIVE/OPEN MOOC through the registration system.
  • Participants are required to prepare a poster of their competing MOOC. The poster should show the development process (instructional design), learning process, learners experience, MOOC completion/retention (if any) and educational technology.
  • Evaluation is made online by expert juries

Judging

  • MOOC evaluation will be done by experienced judges that are selected by the organizers.
  • Competition organizers are entitled to categorize MOOC according to the fixed categories.
  • Judges’ decisions are final. All appeal will not be entertained.

Judging Criteria

Scoring criteria are based on:

  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Structure
  3. Course Promotion
  4. Course Learning Activities
  5. Instructional Materials
  6. Assessment
  7. Course Summary / Wrap ups
  8. Design & Layout
  9. Instructor roles
  10. Building Community

MICRO-CREDENTIAL (MC) COMPETITION

According to Malaysian Qualifications Agency (2019), micro-credential (MC) is a certification of learning of a smaller set of courses or modules or units which are designed to provide learners with knowledge, skills, values and competencies in a narrow area of study and/or practice.

Competition Regulations

  • Micro-Credential (MC) competition is open to all academics from Public and Private Universities, educators, and individuals.
  • Participation is open to an individual OR a group with a maximum of 10 members.
  • Participants are allowed to submit more than one (1) entry. However, there will be a fee charged for each entry.
  • Each entry must submit a completed entry form with an abstract.
  • The abstract (Summary) should be approximately 100 to 200 words.
  • Any Micro-Credential that had been contested in any national and international level competition are not eligible for this competition. However, an exception will be granted if there are redevelopment and improvement of the Micro-Credential.
  • All Micro-Credential platforms are accepted for this competition.
  • All registered Micro-Credential’s must be opened to allow the evaluation process. Any password needs to be disclosed.

Format of the Competition

  • Participants are required to submit an ACTIVE/OPEN Micro-Credential through the registration system.
  • Participants are required to prepare a poster of their competing Micro-Credential. The poster should show the development process (instructional design), learning process, learners experience, Micro-Credential completion/retention (if any) and educational technology.
  • Evaluation is made online by expert juries

Judging

  • MOOC evaluation will be done by experienced judges that are selected by the organizers.
  • Competition organizers are entitled to categorize Micro-Credential according to the fixed categories.
  • Judges’ decisions are final. All appeal will not be entertained.

Judging Criteria

Scoring criteria are based on:

  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Structure
  3. Course Promotion
  4. Course Learning Activities
  5. Instructional Materials
  6. Assessment
  7. Course Summary / Wrap ups
  8. Design & Layout
  9. Instructor roles
  10. Building Community

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) COMPETITION

Open Educational Resources (OER) describe any educational resources (including curriculum maps, course materials, textbooks, streaming videos, multimedia applications, podcasts, and any other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning) that are openly available for use by educators and students, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or licence fees (A Basic guide to open educational resources (OER), UNESCO).

Competition Regulations

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) competition is open to all academics from Public and Private Universities, educators, and individuals.
  • Participation is open to an individual OR a group with a maximum of 10 members
  • Participants are allowed to submit more than one (1) entry. However, there will be a fee charged for each entry
  • Any OER that had been contested in any national and international level competition are not eligible for this competition. However, an exception will be granted if there are redevelopment and improvement of the OER.
  • The OER must be made accessible and open to the public (no password/ restrictions).

Format of the Competition

  • Participants are required to submit an OER link through the registration system.
  • Evaluation is made online by expert juries

Judging

  • OER evaluation will be done by experienced judges that are selected by the organizers.
  • Judges’ decisions are final. All appeal will not be entertained.

Judging Criteria

Scoring criteria are based on:

  1. Relevance/Longevity
  2. Content Accuracy
  3. Clarity
  4. Production Quality
  5. Accessibility
  6. Interactivity
  7. Licensing

PITCHING COMPETITION

Do you have teaching and learning innovation that you want everyone to know? Join the Online Pitching Competition.

The ONLINE PITCHING COMPETITION showcase innovations and creativity in teaching and learning that promote student engagement, motivation, and character-building.

Competition Regulations

  • The Online Pitching competition is open to all academics from Public and Private Universities, teachers, and individuals.
  • Participation is open to an individual OR a group with a maximum of 10 members.
  • Product or innovation must relate to teaching and learning innovations.
  • Participants are allowed to submit more than one (1) entry. However, there will be a fee charged for each entry.
  • Each entry must submit a completed entry form with an abstract.
  • The abstract (Summary) should be approximately 200 to 250 words. Your focus should be on the usefulness and practicality of your project.
  • The organiser reserves the right to reject any application if there is a falsification of information.

Format of the Competition

  • Participants are to exhibit and demonstrate their innovations in front of a panel of judges during the Online judging session.
  • The time allocation for the presentation and question and answer is 20 minutes.
  • The online judging session will be conducted via Online Web Conferencing.

Judging

  • Judging will be done by experienced judges that are selected by the organisers.
  • Judges’ decisions are final. All appeal will not be entertained.

Judging Criteria

The evaluation will be made by experienced judges, selected by the organisers.
Scoring criteria are based on:

  1. Originality and creativity
  2. Added value to the process of teaching and learning,
  3. Usefulness and practicality,
  4. Evidence (e.g., photos, newspaper article, journal etc.)
  5. Commercial potential/recognition (if any) – optional
  6. Presentation