D2.1 Analysis of existing MOOC platforms and services

Sergio Ortega, Francis Brouns, Aquilina Fueyo Gutiérrez, Santiago Fano, Alessandra Tomasini, Alejandro Silva, Vítor Rocio, Darco Jansen, Alfonso Gutiérrez, Jon Dornaletetxe, Esther López, María Dolores Fernández Pérez, Ángel Barbas, José Manuel Sáez Lopez

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    Abstract

    The main objective of this task is to analyze features and services of MOOC platforms that are used in ECO and, secondly, in other commonly used MOOC platforms. This task takes into account the functionality that is required by the different pilots from two viewpoints: technological and pedagogical aspects. Firstly, to ensure this objective, this task performed a state-of-the-art review, mainly research papers and all annotated scientific literature. Secondly, we elaborate a Competitive Analysis Checklist for MOOC platforms. An approach based on technological and pedagogical items is suggested to define specific dimensions for this task. This Checklist will be a useful tool for evaluating MOOC platforms. Thirdly, five of the ECO platforms have been evaluated by using the authoring and delivery environment to check for the availability of features that are essential for the implementation of the pedagogical model as described in D2.1. It became clear that these platforms are not very suitable for the pedagogical model. Finally, a Guide for the Effective Creation of MOOCs has been drawn up indicating to assist course designers to compare the functionality, features, pedagogical and instructional advantages so they can choose the most suitable one for their areas of interest and needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherElearning, Communication and Open-data: Massive Mobile, Ubiquitous and Open Learning
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2014

    Keywords

    • ECO project
    • MOOC
    • MOOC platform
    • evaluation
    • state-of-art review

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