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Dropout patterns and cultural context in online networked learning spaces

Aras Bozkurt, Yavuz Akbulut
2019 Open Praxis  
The sample comprised 179 MOOC learners who were active in a networked extension of the Introduction to Open Education MOOC (#openEDMOOC).  ...  Dropout is a major concern in networked learning practices, however, little is known about the issue within the perspective of cultural contexts.  ...  , among which can be counted Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.11.1.940 fatcat:5r6kkdiitfep7n277g72ywpenq

An Empirical Analysis of Chinese College Learners' Obstacles to MOOC Learning in an English Context

LIU Liangxing
2017 English Language Teaching  
This article reports a study applying an exploratory factor analysis to discovering the underlying factor structure of Chinese college students' obstacles to learning MOOC in an English context.  ...  The four independent variables that significantly affect Chinese college learners' ratings of the obstacle factors are (a) learning enjoyment; (b) self-efficacy; (c) effectiveness of learning; (d) English  ...  Learning Enjoyment The learners were asked to compare how much they enjoyed learning MEC with learning in classroom.  ... 
doi:10.5539/elt.v10n3p136 fatcat:flfkeo7ldjhwdjgh6u67pwyewa

Digging deeper into learners' experiences in MOOCs: Participation in social networks outside of MOOCs, notetaking and contexts surrounding content consumption

George Veletsianos, Amy Collier, Emily Schneider
2015 British Journal of Educational Technology  
We report on learner interactions in social networks outside of MOOC platforms, notetaking, and the contexts that surround content consumption.  ...  Further, the field lacks an empirical understanding of how people experience MOOCs and why they engage in particular activities in in the ways that they do.  ...  We are indebted to one of the reviewers who encouraged us to explore how our findings relate to mediation and engagement.  ... 
doi:10.1111/bjet.12297 fatcat:bizo7dizsrgl5kgtepgxu6nfla

Potentials and problems of teaching design thinking as massive open online courses in the Chinese context

Yanyue Yuan, Guangyu Wu
2021 SN Social Sciences  
Though design thinking has gained increasing popularity in higher education, few studies have explored how it is perceived and taught in non-western contexts.  ...  Our findings reveal the absence of wellstated learning outcomes, and lack of diversity when it comes to the cultural contexts and design areas of the design cases covered in all the MOOCs.  ...  Recommendations for teaching DT as MOOCs in the Chinese context Overall, our review of DT-related MOOCs in the Chinese context offers a positive promise.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43545-021-00148-z fatcat:co5aistpmbb3nny3qam5wbindi

Factors affecting Students Continue Intention to Use MOOCs, Benefits and Drawbacks. A Research Paper from the UAE Context

The UAE has its own agenda in adopting MOOCs in education system and at the heart of them is improve the quality of education.  ...  Thus, this research is a review paper on the introduction to MOOCs, its advantages and challenges and the trend for future research from the UAE perspective.  ...  In addition, the context factors such as the language and the cost of the course influence the use of MOOCs.  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijitee.f1154.0486s419 fatcat:fs3djbjgzrawfhi62rloiaxeei

Influences that undermine learners' perceptions of autonomy, competence and relatedness in an online context

Maggie Katherine Hartnett
2015 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
By not exclusively focusing on learners' autonomy needs as others have done, the paper offers a more extensive picture of undermining influences on motivation than has been previously identified in online  ...  context.  ...  Doing so will shed light on the role motivation plays in learner persistence across a variety of online learning contexts including MOOCs.  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.1526 fatcat:s3tw4hpmazcdle6d3ywz2tju5y

Open learning in the African context: challenges and possibilities for self-directed learning [article]

M. Letseka
2021 Zenodo  
This chapter looks into ways in which self-reliance and self-directness might be facilitated in an African open learning context.  ...  It argues that ODL aims at creating autonomous and self-directed learners who can champion their own learning.  ...  Methodology The main methodology adopted for this study was a desktop literature review looking at research on science education and science teacher education in the African context.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5647852 fatcat:vicfudh4bfbkfdp7ndzsw7cofm

Detection of non-formal and informal learning in Learning Communities supported by social networks in the context of a cooperative MOOC

Juan Cruz-Benito, Oriol Borras-Gene, Francisco J. Garcia-Penalvo, Angel Fidalgo Blanco, Roberto Theron
2015 2015 International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE)  
In order to perform this study, the interaction of a set of users enrolled in a course within the iMOOC platform has been analyzed, in which MOOC courses are implemented based on concepts like connectivism  ...  in social networks, and how that allows students -users-to continue or create conversations that help to expand or strengthen the content they treated during the MOOC course.  ...  MOOCs")" (Ref.  ... 
doi:10.1109/siie.2015.7451675 fatcat:i4cxkp2bxramdft4sf3xa52tsi

Think big: learning contexts, algorithms and data science

Michele Baldassarre
2016 Research on Education and Media  
One of the hubs to make feasible the use of Big Data in operational contexts is to give a theoretical basis to which to refer.  ...  The Learning Analytics applications on online learning platforms can be tools for evaluating the quality of teaching. And that is where some problems arise.  ...  learn and how they learn.  ... 
doi:10.1515/rem-2016-0020 fatcat:wbtubzgwjjgd5llzyzraqtl7ci

PLmooc website.pdf

Colin Milligan
2018 Figshare  
A summary of the PL-MOOC project conducted by the Caledonian Academy at GCU in 2013.  ...  ,Littlejohn,A., and Milligan, C., (2015) Context counts: How Learners' Contexts influence learning in a MOOC.Professional Magazine ArticleA key goal of the project was to present its' findings through  ...  MOOC design is still in its infancy, influenced more by previous experiences of delivering online learning than actual evidence collected in MOOC contexts.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6000086 fatcat:sx5lwyy7drcdtlpjcye6lbqsvm

Student engagement in massive open online courses

Jane Sinclair, Sara Kalvala
2016 International Journal of Learning Technology  
MOOC pedagogy and practice are examined and we evaluate how far HE engagement measures can be successfully used in the MOOC context.  ...  This paper considers MOOC participation, learning and drop-out in the context of this richer conceptualisation of student engagement.  ...  to be different in the context of a MOOC).  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijlt.2016.079035 fatcat:7gz6ywr7ajbvvoffiyyhnhjwdm

Analysis of the Factors Influencing Learners' Performance Prediction with Learning Analytics

Pedro Manuel Moreno-Marcos, Ting-Chuen Pong, Pedro J. Munoz-Merino, Carlos Delgado Kloos
2020 IEEE Access  
In this direction, this work aims to analyze how several factors can make an influence on the prediction of students' performance.  ...  The advancement of learning analytics has enabled the development of predictive models to forecast learners' behaviors and outcomes (e.g., performance).  ...  If we know the factors that influence prediction and we also know the values of these specific factors for a context, then we can forecast the prediction results and how they might change from contexts  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2963503 fatcat:lla7xz4v2jfohfck7ygnfsgnhu

From online learning to offline action

Alyssa Napier, Elizabeth Huttner-Loan, Justin Reich
2018 Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale - L@S '18  
We conclude by discussing how this early research has influenced our team's subsequent MOOC design and plans for future data collection.  ...  INTRODUCTION Given that a substantial portion of MOOC learners identify as educators, MOOCs and other online and blended learning opportunities can play an important role in expanding opportunities for  ... 
doi:10.1145/3231644.3231674 dblp:conf/lats/NapierHR18 fatcat:w5ffp7od6ver7ai4gs2qk2c7da

Characterizing MOOC Pedagogies: Exploring Tools and Methods for Learning Designers and Researchers

Rebecca Mary Quintana, Yuanru Tan
2019 Online Learning  
contexts, (2) a demonstration of how nearest neighbor cluster analysis can be used to identify pedagogically similar MOOCs, and (3) a preliminary analysis of the clusters to account for features and factors  ...  This work advances research in the development of MOOC typologies, to allow learning designers and researchers to ask nuanced questions about pedagogical aspects of MOOC design.  ...  In the context of a MOOC, learners can have the opportunity to receive multiple forms of feedback within a course, both from the instructor and from their peers.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v23i4.2084 fatcat:hmmze5izkbe3pkutes4pa4ngny

Evaluando la Transferencia del Aprendizaje de MOOCs al Centro de Trabajo: Un Estudio de Caso en Educación para el Profesorado y Lanzando Innovación en Colegios

Alyssa Napier, Elizabeth Huttner-Loan, Justin Reich
2020 RIED: Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia  
Over two iterations of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for school leaders, Launching Innovation in Schools, we developed and tested design elements to support the transfer of online learning into offline  ...  Effective professional learning is job-embedded: learners should employ news skills and knowledge at work as part of their learning experience.  ...  Since our goal is to support transfer of learning to participants' work practices, in our research we assess how participants have taken action in their local schools and contexts as a result of the learning  ... 
doi:10.5944/ried.23.2.26377 fatcat:pheltv7oxjdj7f72biugjxffvy
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