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Analysis of MOOCs practices from the perspective of learner experiences and quality culture

Ossiannilsson, Ebba LU ; Altinay, Fahriye and Altinay, Zehra (2015) In Educational Media International 52(4). p.272-283
Abstract

This explanatory analysis of the relevant literature seeks to identify factors affecting quality in massive open online courses (MOOCs). The paper highlights sub-dimensions of quality in MOOCs using the ladder of analytical abstraction. Communication, trust, collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation, and commitment are identified as key elements in developing a quality culture in online education. In seeking to merge the organizational and pedagogical aspects of online education, MOOCs raise new questions concerning personalization, widening recruitment, internationalization or globalization, and lifelong learning. However, the pedagogical aspects of MOOCs remain insufficiently described and explored. As MOOCs are now a significant... (More)

This explanatory analysis of the relevant literature seeks to identify factors affecting quality in massive open online courses (MOOCs). The paper highlights sub-dimensions of quality in MOOCs using the ladder of analytical abstraction. Communication, trust, collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation, and commitment are identified as key elements in developing a quality culture in online education. In seeking to merge the organizational and pedagogical aspects of online education, MOOCs raise new questions concerning personalization, widening recruitment, internationalization or globalization, and lifelong learning. However, the pedagogical aspects of MOOCs remain insufficiently described and explored. As MOOCs are now a significant presence in digital education, it is essential to understand learners’ experiences and participation in such courses.

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choice-based learning, connectivism, learner experiences, MOOCs, personalization, quality culture
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Educational Media International
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10.1080/09523987.2015.1125985
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  author       = {Ossiannilsson, Ebba and Altinay, Fahriye and Altinay, Zehra},
  issn         = {0952-3987},
  keyword      = {choice-based learning,connectivism,learner experiences,MOOCs,personalization,quality culture},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {272--283},
  series       = {Educational Media International},
  title        = {Analysis of MOOCs practices from the perspective of learner experiences and quality culture},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523987.2015.1125985},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2015},
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