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Trends and Patterns in Massive Open Online Courses: Review and Content Analysis of Research on MOOCs (2008-2015)

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Trends and Patterns in Massive Open Online Courses: Review and Content Analysis of Research on MOOCs (2008-2015)

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The Life Between Big Data Log Events

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Big data from massive open online courses (MOOCs) have enabled researchers to examine learning processes at almost infinite levels of granularity. Yet, such data sets do not track every important element in the learning process. Many strategies that MOOC learners use to overcome learning challenges are not captured in clickstream and log data. In this study, we interviewed 92 MOOC learners to better understand their worlds, investigate possible mechanisms of student attrition, and extend conversations about the use of big data in education. 

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A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015 | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015 | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
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A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015 | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2013–2015 | Veletsianos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015: Beyond the MOOC

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015: Beyond the MOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

There were plenty of headlines this year that declared that all the hullaballoo about MOOCs, massive open online courses, was dissipating. And ah, the irony: after spending the last few years incessantly covering the supposed promise of MOOCs, the education press found itself incessantly covering “the MOOC revolution that wasn’t” as well. (Disclosure: okay, that last link was written by me.) “The Hype is Dead, but MOOCs Are Marching On,” according to Coursera investor the University of Pennsylvania.

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MOOCs entrench privilege in the US

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They were supposed to be the great leveller, bringing elite higher education to the penniless masses. But a new study suggests massive open online courses are inflaming the gap between the privileged and the poor. US researchers have found that MOOCs are used disproportionately by people from upper socioeconomic neighbourhoods. The conclusion, reported in the journal Science, suggests digital technology is failing as an instrument of educational democracy.
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The Quotable Justin Reich: MOOC research needs to reboot -

The Quotable Justin Reich: MOOC research needs to reboot - | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Thanks to Audrey Watters I just read a new article in Science Magazine and publicly posted here by Justin Reich, the lead researcher for HarvardX (Harvard’s implementation of edX and associated research team)[1]. Justin calls out the limitations of current MOOC research that focuses … Continue reading →
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Who is likely to dropout and why?

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MOOCs: Who is likely to drop out and why? Findings from @MIT_CSAIL researchers. http://t.co/GXi7T0QKGs
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Better Understanding through Data: Completion, Motivation, and Learning in Minnesota MOOCs | EDUCAUSE.edu

Better Understanding through Data: Completion, Motivation, and Learning in Minnesota MOOCs | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
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The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester | Vivian | Research in Learning Technology

The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester | Vivian | Research in Learning Technology | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester

 

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This paper reports on an observation of 70 university students’ use of their personal social network site (SNS), Facebook, over a 22-week university study period. The study sought to determine the extent that university students use their personal SNSs to support learning by exploring frequencies of academic-related content and topics being discussed. The findings reported in the paper reveal that students used their personal SNSs to discuss academic-related topics, particularly to share experiences about doing work or procrastinating, course content and grades. Mapping academic-related activity frequencies over the 22 weeks illustrated that around certain points in the academic calendar, particularly times when students’ assignments or exams were nearing, academic activity increased, suggesting that SNSs may play an important role in a students’ academic experience.

The findings suggest that many students today may be leaving traces of their academic journey online and that academics should be aware that these interactions may also exist in their own students’ online social spaces. This study offers opportunities for future research, particularly research which seeks to determine differences between individuals’ academic activity, the extent that intensive SNSs use supports or distracts students from learning, as well as the extent to which universities should or can harness SNSs to improve the student experience.

Keywords: informal learning; social networking; Facebook; university students; social network sites


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The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester | Vivian | Research in Learning Technology

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 2014 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 17, 2014 11:15 PM

This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics.  The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials. 

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 20, 2014 10:16 AM

Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, June 24, 2014 10:28 AM

Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!

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MOOCs and Librarians

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(2013). MOOCs. Public Services Quarterly: Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 46-53. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2013.758982

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Mooc videos in blended learning practices

My presentation in Bett show 2016 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCSs) are playing an important role in university strategy discussions.

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Making Magical MOOCs with the University of Derby | Higher Education Academy

Making Magical MOOCs with the University of Derby | Higher Education Academy | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
During this session hosted by Pauline Green and David Robertshaw from the University of Derby, we will cover all aspects of developing, designing, researching, quality assuring and running massive open online courses, which have been a phenomenon since 2008 and are arguably transforming the 21st century learning landscape. During a series of workshops, you will work with experts in various fields from big data and MOOC development to innovation and research in MOOCs. This workshop will encourage you to develop your own strategy for developing MOOCs, and equip you with the skills to design and deliver a MOOC on a topic of your choice.
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Addressing gaps in MOOC research | Academica Group - Research and Consulting for Higher Education

The vast majority of existing empirical research on MOOCs has been performed in North America, write George Veletsianos of Royal Roads University and Peter Shepherdson of the University of Zurich, and this research often provides little insight into how MOOCs might operate in different contexts.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 4, 2016 3:54 AM
Still quite young when it comes to research around MOOCs
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Report Review of Siemen’s ‘Preparing for the Digital University’ - Class Central's MOOC Report

Report Review of Siemen’s ‘Preparing for the Digital University’ - Class Central's MOOC Report | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Class Central summarizes the main findings from the MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) Report: Preparing for the Digital University.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 18, 2016 4:59 AM

Interesting report as always from Class Central. If you can only ready one or two resources about MOOCs, here is one of them

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Effectiveness of Integrating MOOCs in Traditional Classrooms for Undergraduate Students

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Duke, Other Universities to Collaborate on MOOC Research

Duke, Other Universities to Collaborate on MOOC Research | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
In addition to Duke, the institutions in the group are Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the National University of Singapore, the University of Melbourne, Universidad Católica de Chile, and the University of Edinburgh. All offer MOOCs on the Coursera platform.
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MOOC Research and Innovation

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Recently, Tsinghua University and Google collaborated to host the 2014 APAC MOOC Focused Faculty Workshop in Shanghai, China. The workshop brought together 37 professors from 12 countries in APAC, NA and EMEA to share, brainstorm and generate important topics that are of mutual interests in the research behind MOOCs and how to foster MOOC innovation. 

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Comparing Effectiveness of Learning in MOOCs and Classrooms

Comparing Effectiveness of Learning in MOOCs and Classrooms | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

"The MIT RELATE (Research in Learning, Assessing and Tutoring Effectively) group has released a study comparing learning gains in the MITx Mechanics Review physics course with students in residential classrooms. According to the study, MOOC students learned a bit more than students in a traditional university course, but less than students taught with an interactive engagement pedagogy (as would typically be exemplified by a blended learning pedagogy integrating technology with in-person instruction). The study looked at learning gains across a diverse range of students, and found that learning occurs at all levels, including the extremes. Students with minimal background in mathematics and physics learned approximately as well as normal students, who in turn learned about as well as high school physics teachers filling gaps in their knowledge."

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Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses -- Campus Technology

Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses -- Campus Technology | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses can be as effective to help students learn as face-to-face classes — and the learning outcomes will be equivalent whether or not they're academically prepared for the class or whether they perform well or poorly on a pretest.
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What Drives a Successful MOOC? An Empirical Examination of Criteria to Assure Design Quality of MOOCs

What Drives a Successful MOOC? An Empirical Examination of Criteria to Assure Design Quality of MOOCs | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

This study is a first step towards identifying specific criteria that need to be considered when designing and implementing MOOCs. The results of this empirical study are based on a large survey targeting learners as well as professors, both with MOOC experience. As a result, we identified and rated 74 indicators classified into our two main dimensions of pedagogical and technological criteria distributed over six categories. From these, the learning analytics and assessment categories were found to be the key features for effective MOOCs.

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Four Types of MOOC Research: From Fishing in the Exhaust to Design Research in the Core | LWMOOC

Four Types of MOOC Research: From Fishing in the Exhaust to Design Research in the Core | LWMOOC | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

To draw attention to these design considerations, in this presentation I will present a taxonomy of four kinds of MOOC research:


• fishing in the exhaust: post-hoc analyses of courses designed and taught without any particular research agenda, yielding descriptive, observational insights


• experiments in the periphery: A/B type experiments of particular pedagogical approaches that test domain-independent teaching strategies (e.g. commitment devices, priming experiments, or motivational messages) that can be conducted


• observations in the field: qualitative research from interviews and observations that seeks to investigate the contexts in which MOOC students learn and the ways in which they make meaning of their experiences


• design research in the core: design research conducted in partnership with course faculty, instructional designers, and learning scientists to investigate pedagogical questions that attend to core issues in the design of a learning environment (e.g. the effect of using block-based programming languages in introductory computer science courses).

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Reports | MOOC Research

Reports | MOOC Research | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

The discursive construction of MOOCs as educational opportunity and educational threat. 

 

And - Patterns of Persistence: What Engages Students in a Remedial English Writing MOOC?

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