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Pedagogy Of MOOCs And Benefits For Modern Professionals - eLearning Industry

Pedagogy Of MOOCs And Benefits For Modern Professionals - eLearning Industry | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Pedagogy Of MOOCs And MOOCs' Benefits For Modern Professionals. The Pedagogical base Of MOOCs for Students and Modern Professionals!

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Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn - Computers & Education

Abstract: We present an analysis of instructional design quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The quality of MOOCs was determined from first principles of instruction, using a course survey instrument. Two types of MOOCs (xMOOCs and cMOOCs) were analysed and their instructional design quality was assessed and compared. We found that the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles. However, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation and presentation of course material. The results indicate that although most MOOCs are well-packaged, their instructional design quality is low. We outline implications for practice and ideas for future research.


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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 19, 2014 8:37 AM
More of this kind of research is needed, although this article seems to follow the prevalent kind of thinking that groups different kind of learning activities which have chosen the #MOOC format into one genre, as if there was a genuine type. This does not appear to hold up to scrutiny. The finding that these MOOC formatted courses do not largely comply with the "instructional design principles" of e-learning but do excel in "organisation and presentation" instead, once combined with the fact that millions of learners flock to these very MOOC but could care less about conventional e-learning formats, leads one to reflect on the usefulness of said principles as analytical/evaluation tools and their scope as indicators of learning outcomes.
Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn, Instructional quality of Massive Open Inline Courses (MOOCs), Computers & Education, Volume 80, January 2015, Pages 77-83, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005.(via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013151400178X)Keywords: Massive Online Open Courses; Distributed learning environments; Evaluation methodologies; Lifelong learning; Pedagogical issues
Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, November 20, 2014 2:56 AM

Estudio sobre 76 MOOCs: materiales bien construidos pero diseño instruccionar pobre.

Mariano Rico's curator insight, November 20, 2014 8:43 AM
Back to basic formation design. We learn by doing
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A Curated Conversation on British MOOCs

A Curated Conversation on MOOCs in the Uk held at the altMOOCsig at UCL on 27th June 2014. Contributions from various British academics including Diana Laurill…

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Online and Open Access Learning and MOOCs Conference

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Links to PDF presentations and online videos from the Online and Open Access Learning and MOOCs conference held on the 5th of February 2014 at the University of London


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What is Deeper Learning? | Innovation Excellence

What is Deeper Learning? | Innovation Excellence | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

We here at Innovation Excellence are passionate about innovation AND education, because it is not just companies that need to innovate, but countries too.

And the countries that do the best job of educating the next generation of innovators will be the ones that will live at the top of the food chain and reap the monetary and societal benefits.

So, we keep our eyes on what is going on in the educational space and try to share with you things that we find interesting now or for the future.

This week we came across a discussion about deeper learning.

What is Deeper Learning?

Have a look at this video to find out more:

From the Deeper Learning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) web site, you can think about Deeper Learning being:

* Master core academic content

* Think critically and solve complex problems

* Work collaboratively

* Communicate effectively

* Learn how to learn (e.g., self-directed learning)

* Academic mindsets

 

The Deeper Learning MOOC will launch this week.

 - See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/01/19/what-is-deeper-learning/#sthash.vI1LJJ30.dpuf


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Deeper Learning MOOC will launch this week.

 - See more at:http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/01/19/what-is-deeper-learning/#sthash.vI1LJJ30.dpuf

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How Useful Is Twitter for Learning in Massive Communities? An Analysis of Two MOOCs

How Useful Is Twitter for Learning in Massive Communities? An Analysis of Two MOOCs | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"... an analysis of Twitter usage surrounding a German-language MOOC that could indicate future trends in technology-enhanced learning. Our research focuses on the Twitter stream accompanying the course and ask how Twitter is used and for what purposes by the heavy twitter users, by the educators / organisers / guestspeakers in the course and if tweets from “outside” get into to the stream.."

 

Reference: van Treeck, T., Ebner, M. (2013) How Useful Is Twitter for Learning in Massive Communities? An Analysis of Two MOOCs. In: Twitter & Society, Weller, K., Bruns, A., Burgess, J., Mahrt, M., Puschmann, C. (eds.), Peter Lang, p. 411-424


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Terry Elliott's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:30 AM

Figuring out how the pieces that you cobble together to create a MOOC actually work.  Read this and make your own decisions about whether Twitter should be part of your MOOC sandwich.

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Use of TWitter within MOOCS - expect more of this to come.  Rather detailed and reviews two German Language MOOCs.  Some ideas on how Twitter can be applied to on campus classes

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"Information Literacy in MOOCs" by Paul Bond

Information literacy is a vital yet under-appreciated part of education. Its advocates recognize it as the foundation for lifelong learning, and as a set of skills that must be developed throughout a person's education.

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10 lessons learned from MOOCs

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From what works best to clues about the model's future viability, what have massive open online courses taught us?

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Who Does What in a Massive Open Online Course? | Seaton et al. , Comm. of the ACM

Who Does What in a Massive Open Online Course? | Seaton et al. , Comm. of the ACM | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) collect valuable data on student learning behavior; essentially complete records of al student interactions in a self-contained learning environment, with the benefit of large sample sizes. […] 

• […] 76% of all participants were browsers who collectively accounted for only 8% of time spent in the course, whereas, the 7% certificate-earning participants averaged 100 hours each and collectively accounted for 60% of total time. 

• Students spent the most time per week interacting with lecture videos and homework, followed by discussion forums and online laboratories;


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