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Who Wants to Chat on a MOOC? Lessons from a Peer Recommender System [chapter]

François Bouchet, Hugues Labarthe, Rémi Bachelet, Kalina Yacef
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Peer recommender systems (PRS) in MOOCs have been shown to help reducing attrition and increase performance of those who use them. But who are the students using them and what are their motivations?  ...  And why are some students reluctant to use them? To answer these questions, we present a study where we implemented a chat-based PRS that has been used during a MOOC session involving 6,170 students.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Unow, and in particular Régis Millet for their technical assistance.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59044-8_17 fatcat:namqfsqy3nf25edpkbswmloqe4

Comparing Peer Recommendation Strategies in a MOOC

François Bouchet, Hugues Labarthe, Kalina Yacef, Rémi Bachelet
2017 Adjunct Publication of the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization - UMAP '17  
Following up on our previous research showing that embedding a peer recommender in a MOOC had a positive impact on students' engagement in the MOOC, we compare in this paper the impact of three different  ...  peer recommenders: one based on socio-demographic criteria, one based on current progress made in the MOOC, and the last one providing random recommendations.  ...  We thank Unow for partnering with us and deploying our RS on their MOOC.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3099023.3099036 dblp:conf/um/BouchetLYB17 fatcat:w2d2isgx5rcwrejjvz4kp7dkfi

MOOCs: An Inside View

Rachel McCulloch, Linda Preiss Rothschild
2014 Notices of the American Mathematical Society  
Readers who have yet to discover the world of MOOCs might want to read the excellent Wikipedia article [1].  ...  Can a MOOC write a letter of recommendation or give career advice?  ... 
doi:10.1090/noti1147 fatcat:yxi22gn6kvgznmtdn5q46ycwau

Bioelectricity-AQA, one of the first MOOC courses in engineering

Roger C. Barr
2014 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
This report provides some detail on its background, presentation, enrollment, and lessons learned.  ...  Bioelectricity-AQA was one of the first massively open online courses in engineering, having been given the first time via Coursera starting in September, 2012.  ...  On Coursera, students talked to each other via "the forum," a kind of chat room that is most often organized by technical topic, though it contains many more personal chats under the category "Who am I  ... 
doi:10.1109/embc.2014.6943959 pmid:25570327 pmcid:PMC4288005 dblp:conf/embc/Barr14 fatcat:lwi4lbbphnb3hmbag6zw2ptq3q

Design for collective intelligence: pop-up communities in MOOCs

Muriel Garreta-Domingo, Peter B. Sloep, Davinia Hérnandez-Leo, Yishay Mor
2017 AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence  
This trend poses strong challenges to the potential beneficial effects of collective intelligence. Education is one of the realms that can strongly suffer from this globalized individualism.  ...  Our paper presents a case -the HANDSON Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) -in which a purposely designed learning environment fosters the emergence of a kind of collective intelligence which, by the learners  ...  Acknowledgement We want to thank all facilitators for voluntarily donating their precious time to the HANDSON project, and to the HANDSON team as a whole for their productive collaboration.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00146-017-0745-0 fatcat:5rfi5v4l7jebja5lhork67bjuu


Whitney Kilgore, Maha Al‐Freih
2017 International Journal on Innovations in Online Education  
International Journal on Innovations in Online Education MOOC ITERATION AS A REFLECTIVE PROCESS: THE HUMANMOOC In 2011, xMOOCs rose from the laboratories of computer scientists who brought a machine  ...  Volume 1, Issue 1, 2017 FIG. 1: Duallayer (embedded/exoskeletal) design Inside the learning management system (LMS), tucked away from the open Web, was a rich learning community who came together to  ... 
doi:10.1615/intjinnovonlineedu.2016015210 fatcat:ghbnq4u5zrgbzjlrhbceeldxou

A case study of work-based learning through the design of edX MOOCs for Latin America and the Caribbean

Fabian Freire
2020 Open Praxis  
The principal study finding indicated that the entirety of participants experienced work-based learning in response to systemic tensions related to one or more of the five phases of the MOOC design cycle  ...  Finally, the study recommends that MOOC design teams (a) rethink the role of the instructor vis-à-vis the techno-pedagogical affordances of the MOOC platform, and (b) design adaptive organizational structures  ...  Furthermore, if course developers wanted to steer away from the basic template functionality of the edX platform-e.g. introducing peer-reviewed assessments or theme-based discussion boards-, the time commitment  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.12.3.1096 fatcat:6fklare2kvaclhwhybbgqyna2e

A Review of the Use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Medical Imaging Education

Kevin Clark, Beth Vealé, Lynette Watts
2017 The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice  
Methods: Peer-reviewed journal articles pertaining to MOOCs in higher education were analyzed to identify commonalities, relationships, and possible gaps in the literature.  ...  Purpose: The purpose of this review article is to describe the benefits and challenges associated with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and to discuss the implications specific to medical imaging education  ...  The students complained of not knowing their classmates well enough to ask each other for help or discuss the lesson and difficulty receiving one-to-one assistance from the instructor.  ... 
doi:10.46743/1540-580x/2017.1659 fatcat:r6z24mw33fgkrcdgklslxsrlr4

Adaptive learning module for a conversational agent to support MOOC learners

Nuria González-Castro, Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Carlos Delgado Kloos
2021 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
This article presents an adaptive learning module for JavaPAL, a conversational agent that complements a MOOC on Java programming, helping learners review the key concepts of the MOOC.  ...  fragments extracted from the MOOC for when learners fail questions.  ...  Partial support has also been received from the European Commission through Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education projects, more specifically through projects LALA, InnovaT and PROF-XXI  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.6646 fatcat:7m7q54arl5b55p45l4cmyn7tky

Five Principles for MOOC Design: With a Case Study

John R. Drake, Margaret T. O'Hara, Elaine Seeman
2015 Journal of Information Technology Education Innovations in Practice  
New web technologies have enabled online education to take on a massive scale, prompting many universities to create massively open online courses (MOOCs) that take advantage of these technologies in a  ...  To design an effective MOOC, instructors need to integrate both pedagogical and information systems theory.  ...  Acknowledgements Supported by a grant from The University of North Carolina General Administration.  ... 
doi:10.28945/2250 fatcat:wwf65ygrcnf3nkgmrs4hpktjwa

Critical reflection and dialogical learning design: moving MOOCs beyond unidirectional transmission of content

Kim Haagen Mathiesen, Mathias Helbo Nedergaard, Rikke Toft Nørgård
2016 Læring og Medier  
as bulletin boards, chats and so on.  ...  Laurillard recommends that in order for peer dialogue to be effective each participant must; take a position, give evidence for their claims, consider and criticize each other's ideas, critically reflect  ... 
doi:10.7146/lom.v9i16.24379 fatcat:dzstge5z7fcqjlny3dsdyfu6mq

Animated Pedagogical Agents to Assist Learners and to keep them motivated on Online Learning Environments (LMS or MOOC)

K. Bendou, El. Megder, C. Cherkaoui
2017 International Journal of Computer Applications  
This paper gives an overview of the first specifications of current research on an animated pedagogical agent to assist learners and to keep them motivate on an online learning environment (LMS or MOOC  ...  The design of this agent is based on a new concept which we have called the Pedagogical Intervention.  ...  The current challenge in OLE is to keep learners motivated [4] .  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2017914477 fatcat:znzxrzinbnhebgs4o7r5yup33y

Variations in Pedagogical Design of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Across Disciplines

Hedieh Najafi, Carol Rolheiser, Stian Håklev, Laurie Harrison
2017 Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal  
In soft MOOCs, discussion and exposure to diverse perspectives were promoted while in hard MOOCs there was more emphasis on question and answer.  ...  Pedagogical approaches such as peer assessment bridged the disciplines. Suggestions for advancing research and practice related to MOOC pedagogy are also included.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We would like to thank the MOOC instructors who participated in this study.  ... 
doi:10.20343/teachlearninqu.5.2.5 fatcat:h3tbh3rc6jdtjf2qhcky3dqbsi

The potential and challenges of MOOCs in Pakistan: a perspective of students and faculty

Syed Saad Ahmed, Essa Khan, Muhammad Faisal, Sara Khan
2017 AAOU Journal  
Originality/value -Despite of the sharp rise of published literature on MOOCs, there is less contribution from the developing countries.  ...  The purpose of this paper is to review the development of MOOCs, its characteristics and to explore its potential and challenges in Pakistan particularly.  ...  The potential and challenges of MOOCs in Pakistan  ... 
doi:10.1108/aaouj-01-2017-0011 fatcat:xtsulfem7jdpbgpbbvacobm5ze

Nonnative English-Speaking Students' Lived Learning Experiences With MOOCs in a Regular College Classroom

Moon-Heum Cho, Moon-Kyoung Byun
2017 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Implications for integrating a MOOC into a regular college course are also presented.</p>  ...  <p class="3">The goal of this study was to gain in-depth understanding about nonnative English-speaking students' lived experiences with massive open online courses (MOOCs) in a regular college classroom  ...  Valuing interaction in the physical classroom, students also preferred face-to-face meetings with classmates in a regular classroom and often wanted immediate feedback from peers to verify that they were  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v18i5.2892 fatcat:3tabgw5a3vevhm3hgee2dfkdnu
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