Towards ‘MOOCs with a Purpose’: Crowdsourcing and analysing scalable design solutions with MOOC learners

Peter Van Rosmalen*, Julia Kasch, Marco Kalz, Olga Firssova, Francis Brouns

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    Abstract

    In this study we explored the use of a research assignment on instructional design of MOOCs by MOOC students. The use of a research assignment was expected to be of interest for both students and the designer. The assignment is based on a framework to analyse MOOC designs with the objective to identify best practices. It builds on four principles: constructive alignment, task complexity, interaction and formative feedback. The exploration indicates that students positively appreciate this kind of assignments. Moreover, the crowdsourcing alike approach showed to be a valuable way for MOOC designers to get awarded with data gathered by their participants. The participants, be it a small sample, were able to apply the framework to analyse MOOCs and identify best practices. We will discuss the framework and the results of its application. Finally, we will conclude with the experiences of the users.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationData Driven Approaches in Digital Education
    Subtitle of host publication12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2017, Tallinn, Estonia, September 12–15, 2017, Proceedings
    EditorsÉ. Lavoué, H. Drachsler, K. Verbert, J. Broisin, M. Pérez-Sanagustín
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
    Pages486-491
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-66610-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-66609-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
    Event12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education - Tallinn, Estonia
    Duration: 12 Sep 201715 Sep 2017
    http://ectel2017.httc.de/index.php?id=777

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume10474
    ISSN0302-9743

    Conference

    Conference12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2017
    Country/TerritoryEstonia
    CityTallinn
    Period12/09/1715/09/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • MOOC design
    • Formative feedback
    • Educational scalability
    • MOOCs with a purpose
    • Constructive alignment
    • Task complexity
    • Interaction
    • SOONER

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