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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) behind the scenes

Padilla Rodriguez, B. C., Armellini, A. and Caceres Villalba, V. C. (2016) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) behind the scenes. In: Kirby, P. and Marks, G. (eds.) Proceedings of Global Learn 2016 :. Waynesville, N.C.: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). pp. 359-366.

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Abstract: Research literature on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is still limited and tends to focus on the learner perspective. This paper reports on the experiences of ten UK-based individuals involved in designing, developing, or delivering MOOCs (learning technologists, coordinators, designers, course builders or facilitators). We focus on the following key areas: 1) reasons to offer MOOCs, 2) design, creation and delivery processes, 3) attainment and course evaluation, and 4) challenges and recommendations for the future. Findings show that MOOCs are usually collaboratively created to “follow the trend”, increase student enrolments, repurpose existing materials and/or address an international audience. The role of the teacher (also in the form of student moderators) centers on maintaining discussions on track. Evaluations of MOOC usually lack agreed indicators of success.
Uncontrolled Keywords: MOOC, MOOCs, interaction, innovation, scenes, visibility, marketing
Creators: Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia, Armellini, Alejandro and Caceres Villalba, Viviana Carolina
Editors: Kirby, Padraig and Marks, Gary
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Research Institutes > Institute of Learning & Teaching
Date: 28 April 2016
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 359-366
Title of Book: Proceedings of Global Learn 2016 :
Place of Publication: Waynesville, N.C.
Language: English
ISBN: 9781939797230
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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