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Hanna Celina, Ahmed Kharrufa, Anne Preston, Rob Comber, Patrick Olivier
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS '16  
Our work is distinctive in putting a focus on civic engagement and the autonomy of student learners throughout the course.  ...  RELATED WORK A vast body of existing research has focused on understanding the learning process, motivations and outcomes of MOOCs.  ...  Similar positive experiences in terms of student engagement and higher quality instruction were noted also in Harvard's CopyrightX course, where a preselected group of students engaged in group discussion  ... 
doi:10.1145/2901790.2901848 dblp:conf/ACMdis/CelinaKPCO16 fatcat:5oncthmbxjg4de5xogdfetssuy

Unpacking MOOC scholarly discourse: a review of nascent MOOC scholarship

Maureen Ebben, Julien S. Murphy
2014 Journal of Educational Media  
Similarly, deWaard and her team of facilitators in the Mobi-MOOC 2011 described encouraging participants to sample diverse cloud applications designed for a range of learning styles to foster greater engagement  ...  Who answered questions or made a comment? Does discussion board communication correlate with course success? The 'best students' are defined in different ways.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17439884.2013.878352 fatcat:paqsszn4njfttjhytwtutaj7be

Technical Analysis of MOOCs

Onița Mihai, Mihăescu Vlad, Vasiu Radu
2015 TEM Journal  
The article brings a perspective on our analyses of different trends in online education, especially MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).  ...  We analyse the technological particularities of MOOCs and focus more on what we think to be one of the main pillars of e-learning, the video lectures, offering our findings, together with recommendations  ...  The course aimed to foster the affordances of social and participatory media. It relied on the benefits of scale through significant interaction with a distributed network of peers.  ... 
doaj:951a046c9043460fac0ad9fc80255fe4 fatcat:f7uj35ftavbnxj2z52ocim5nty

Academic writing MOOCs – a blended learning approach

Maria Rudneva, Nailya Valeeva, Rdouan Faizi, N. Valeeva
2020 SHS Web of Conferences  
The paper discusses a blended learning approach to teaching academic writing using an externally created MOOC fully incorporated into the existing pedagogic design.  ...  The authors intend to demonstrate potentials and limitations of mixed model learning in the ESP classroom.  ...  draw on guided discovery as well as independent self-paced learning, hence fostering learners' engagement and overall satisfaction [2], [3] .  ... 
doi:10.1051/shsconf/20208802010 fatcat:eutrah3cs5fppcbgthh27e3iwe

The Flipped MOOC: Using Gamification and Learning Analytics in MOOC Design—A Conceptual Approach

Roland Klemke, Maka Eradze, Alessandra Antonaci
2018 Education Sciences  
a considerable amount of content that is mainly presented in a video format.  ...  However, MOOCs suffer also from the lack of participant engagement, personalization, and despite the fact that several formats and types of MOOCs are reported in the literature, the majority of them contain  ...  The funding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/educsci8010025 fatcat:teg222xsfrfblfllb7zkj6z4cy

Review of MOOCs, high technology, and higher learning

Kimberly Austin
2016 Education Review  
Ultimately, the relative uniformity of MOOC learners does not offer a diverse network to engage in connectivist learning.  ...  In short, the connectivist project is not likely the force attracting students to MOOCs, and xMOOCs may provide a set of outcomes that do motivate and engage students.  ... 
doi:10.14507/er.v23.2081 fatcat:s73r2tufdjbmjbp2rsmzodynvq

Who negatively influences me? Formalizing diffusion dynamics of negative exposure leading to student attrition in MOOCs [article]

Tanmay Sinha
2014 arXiv   pre-print
Such an understanding is very beneficial for MOOC designers and instructors to create a conducive learning environment that supports students' growth and increases their engagement in the course.  ...  Specifically, we outline different ways in which students can be negatively exposed to their peers on MOOC forums and discuss a simple formulation of learning network diffusion, which formalizes the essence  ...  Only a central core of students engage in persistent interactions leaving others out (Vaquero and Cebrian, 2013; .  ... 
arXiv:1407.7133v2 fatcat:u7wkzdglabbedahwy7lruhw6gm

Wearable Technology in Education to Enhance Technical MOOCs

Siti Feirusz Ahmad Fesol, Sazilah Salam, Norasiken Bakar
2018 International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology  
Engaging students in MOOCs environment, especially for non-technical subjects, suited very well.  ...  This low completion rate is due to the students are less engaged with the MOOCs content causing them to become demotivated to complete the whole MOOCs.  ...  all the respective students for their help in obtaining the data for the research.  ... 
doi:10.18517/ijaseit.8.5.3929 fatcat:vt4kzdgu4fa23kxp7rglcf36te

Planning To Design Mooc? Think First!

Alaa A Aldahdouh, António J Osório
2016 Zenodo  
Policy makers in higher education institutions should be aware of these issues before including MOOC in their development plans. In addition, the paper presented a number of possible future studies.  ...  In 2005, Connectivism, a new learning theory, was emerged. Consequently, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been presented as an alternative powerful educational system.  ...  Further research may be required to find out the factors and procedures that MOOC provider should take to foster student engagement.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.48804 fatcat:vrhccxattbfszhbgrllfcjxs4e

Metacognitive Assessment Model for Student Project-Based Learning through the Blended Learning Practice MOOCs [chapter]

Ridwan Daud Mahande, Fitrah Asma Darmawan, Jasruddin Daud Malago
2021 MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) [Working Title]  
The integration between elements of metacognitive skills: planning, monitoring, and evaluation with self-peer-teacher assessment can be an assessment method to measure students' metacognitive thinking  ...  Metacognitive assessment was developed using research and development procedures, with students as subjects in vocational education in Makassar, Indonesia.  ...  However, the lack of face-to-face engagement can lead to a sense of isolation and result in students feeling separated from their peers in the classroom [35] .  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.98996 fatcat:vmgronyowje7znoislbro6mkru

Get Gamification of MOOC right!

Alessandra Antonaci, Roland Klemke, Karel Kreijns, Marcus Specht
2018 International Journal of Serious Games  
the design of a gamified MOOC aiming at enhancing users' goal achievement and engagement.  ...  However, while the majority of MOOC designs do not valorise the potential that a massive audience could bring in, several studies highlight the solo-mission mode of MOOC users' experience.  ...  The game element was chosen because activating social comparison could engage students.  ... 
doi:10.17083/ijsg.v5i3.255 fatcat:o7sprt7uabdxbpjpeadr47rcfa

Towards a Model of Engaging Online Students: Lessons from MOOCs and Four Policy Documents

Khe Foon Hew
2015 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
The paper describes a model of engaging students in fully online or blended learning environments.  ...  and student engagement.  ...  Not all MOOCs are well received by students who enrolled in them. So what makes a MOOC engaging? How can an online course be designed in a way that engages students to complete it?  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijiet.2015.v5.543 fatcat:fedijii7yzdpzajsrdqgwtratq

Learning by MOOC or by crook

Richard F Heller
2014 Medical Journal of Australia  
The Georgia Tech course is not strictly a MOOC in the pure sense of the term, but it does borrow many elements of MOOC design, including peer-grading, and the outsourcing of production and supervision  ...  This MOOC platform extracts a fee through Amazon's affiliates programme when students buy books recommended by professors.  ... 
doi:10.5694/mja14.00129 pmid:24580509 fatcat:yy3usziaqfdhbpap2sbuljothi

Dynamics of MOOC discussion forums

Mina Shirvani Boroujeni, Tobias Hecking, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Pierre Dillenbourg
2017 Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference on - LAK '17  
In this integrated study of dynamics in MOOCs discussion forums, we analyze the interplay of temporal patterns, discussion content, and the social structure emerging from the communication using mixed  ...  A special focus is on the yet under-explored aspect of time dynamics and influence of the course structure on forum participation.  ...  However, in most MOOCs, with their lack of individual support for students by tutors, discussion forums are the only channel for support and for information exchange between peers.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3027385.3027391 fatcat:csyhtmjgnzdwbpmv75fu4kfvea

Teachers' networked professional learning with MOOCs

Bodong Chen, Yizhou Fan, Guogang Zhang, Min Liu, Qiong Wang, Vitomir Kovanovic
2020 PLoS ONE  
The present study examined a MOOC named Flipped Classrooms that was specially designed for in-service teachers in China.  ...  To understand their learning motivations, their learning engagement within the MOOC, and the connections they forged between the MOOC and their teaching, we conducted a mixed-methods study using multiple  ...  or with less familiar peers in the MOOC.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0235170 pmid:32614843 fatcat:lowg3nu4znb2llhdhudwi4puqm
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