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2016-09-22

Research Trends in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Theses and Dissertations: Surfing the Tsunami Wave

By Ignatia / Inge de Waard, Aras BOZKURT, and Nilgun Özdamar Keskin in Education and Online and Distance Education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a great deal of attention by higher education and private enterprises. MOOCs have

INVESTIGATING THE CONSTRUCTION OF MOOCS (Proceedings)

By Tony Cripps and Sean O’Connell in Teaching and Learning and Education. This paper examines one cohort’s experiences of researching and taking Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the first time. The students (n=14) were third-year

In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching

When students enroll in MOOCs, they almost always watch a series of video lectures. But just watching videos — without also engaging interactively — is an ineffective way to learn, according to a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

The study, “Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing Is Better Than Watching for Learning From a MOOC,” looked at a generally available course, offered through the Georgia Institute of Technology, called “Introduction to Psychology as a Science.” Some students chose to take it as a traditional MOOC, spending most of their time watching video lectures. Others opted for a version that combined the MOOC and interactive materials produced by Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative.

MOOC-based master’s degree initiative expands globally

MOOC-based master’s degree initiative expands to more than a dozen universities. Will learners opt to enroll or settle for a certificate?

edX MOOC-Based Micro-Masters Expand to Multiple Universities — Campus Technology

An experiment by MIT to test out a credential program delivered as a MOOC has blossomed into 19 different “micro-masters” offered by nearly as many members of the edX consortium.

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