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Title: Towards ‘MOOCs with a Purpose’: Crowdsourcing and analysing scalable design solutions with MOOC learners
Authors: Van Rosmalen, Peter
Kasch, Julia
Kalz, Marco
Firssova, Olga
Brouns, Francis
Keywords: MOOC design
Formative feedback
Educational scalability
MOOCs with a purpose
Constructive alignment
Task complexity
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Citation: Van Rosmalen, P., Kasch, J., Kalz, M., Firssova, O., & Brouns, F. (2017, 12-15 September). Towards ‘MOOCs with a Purpose’: Crowdsourcing and analysing scalable design solutions with MOOC learners. In É. Lavoué et al. (Eds.), Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education; 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: EC-TEL 2017, LNCS 10474 (pp. 486-491). Tallinn, Estonia: Springer International Publishing.
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.
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