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
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period12/09/1715/09/17
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Keywords

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

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Van Rosmalen, P., Kasch, J., Kalz, M., Firssova, O., & Brouns, F. (2017). Towards ‘MOOCs with a Purpose’: Crowdsourcing and analysing scalable design solutions with MOOC learners. In É. Lavoué, H. Drachsler, K. Verbert, J. Broisin, & M. Pérez-Sanagustín (Eds.), Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education: 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2017, Tallinn, Estonia, September 12–15, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 486-491). Springer International Publishing AG. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 10474 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66610-5_47