The Quality of MOOCs: How to Improve the Design of Open Education and Online Courses for Learners?

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the current status of Open Education and MOOCs and discusses their quality following the main question: How can we introduce new design and evaluation methods and personalization strategies to improve the learning quality of Open Education? First, the dimensions of Open Education are
    differentiated. Then the dimensions of holistic quality development are transferred to Open Education and discussed for the design of MOOCs leading to
    recommendations for personalization. A new quality indicator for evaluating the
    quality of MOOCs is introduced: It is proposed not to measure the traditional
    drop-out rates but the completion of individual goals and intentions by the MOOC learner. It is concluded that Open Education and MOOCs have got the potential for the next revolution in learning experiences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLearning and Collaboration Technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationNovel Learning Ecosystems
    EditorsPanayiotis Zaphiris, Andri Loannou
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages285-293
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-58509-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-58508-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017
    Event4th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
    https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-58509-3

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume10295
    ISSN0302-9743
    SeriesInformation Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
    Volume10295

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies 2017
    Abbreviated titleLCT 2017
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period9/07/1714/07/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Open Education
    • MOOCs
    • Learning quality
    • Design
    • Personalization
    • Evaluation
    • Learners
    • Designers
    • Intention
    • Personal goal
    • Quality indicator

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