Einladung für Mitarbeiter/innen der Uni Passau (26.10.13): Offene Online-Kurse für Massen (MOOC) – was verbirgt sich hinter diesem Trend?
Zusammen mit Sandra Schön werde ich am Samstag, den 26. Oktober im Rahmen des hochschuldidaktischens Angebots der Universität Passau eine Veranstaltung rund um MOOCs durchführen. Den aller (!) ersten Sketch dazu findet ihr unten – mal schauen, wie das Konzept dann am Ende aussieht.
In einem kurzen Beitrag rund um das Thema MOOCs mit dem Titel “Verderben Videos die Lehre?” werden auch unsere Arbeiten hierzu erwähnt (die Infobox am Ende des Beitrags).
Artiekel duz Ausgabe 07/2013
EMOOCs 2014, Lausanne
It’s a great pleasure to announce the EMOOCs 2014
, the “Second MOOC European Stakeholders Summit
” in Lausanne, February 12-14 2014
. Due to the fact that I am a member of the program committee of the Research Track I also like to point you on the Call for Papers
(deadline 20th september 2013):
EMOOCs 2014, the Second MOOC European Stakeholders Summit, will be held on February 10-12, 2014 in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Organised by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and P.A.U. Education the event aims to be an opportunity to gather European actors involved in the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) phenomenon, from policy makers to practitioners and researchers. This conference is the follow-up of the MOOC Summit 2013.
The goal of the summit is to develop synergies among European universities around themes such as student assessment, MOOC accreditation, platform interoperability or joint research initiatives.
The conference will include four tracks (Policy, Experience, Research and Business), with 5 sessions of 90 minutes and a keynote speaker. EMOOCs 2014 will also offer a series of workshops, meetings and the tutorial “All you need to know about MOOCs”.
[Homepage of the conference]
Our publication at this year ED-Media Conference in Victoria, Canada about ““How satisfied are you with your MOOC?” – A Research Study on Interaction in Huge Online Courses” is now online available.
This research work investigates the importance and satisfaction on the level of interaction in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) as perceived by learners and instructors. The study is based on data from online students and instructors of MOOCs. Two web-based surveys were used to collect data. The theoretical basis of the two surveys is the five-step model for interactivity developed by Salmon (2001). Salmon’s model proposed effective e-moderating in five discrete steps (Access and Motivation, Online Socialization, Information Exchange, Knowledge Construction and Development). Findings of the survey revealed that students rated the importance of interactions in MOOCs as highly important. However, they reported negatively the availability of many criteria suggested by Salmon. On the other hand, instructors rated nearly half of Salmon criteria as less important, and consequently did not offer them in their MOOCs. In addition, the study revealed that students and instructors rated a high level of satisfaction in MOOCs. In contrast, some students expressed their less satisfaction of interaction in MOOCs. They revealed their dissatisfaction to that lack of instructor interaction. Instructors suggested that it is impossible for instructor to interact with this huge number of students in MOOCs. As result, some strategies were suggested to enhance instructor interaction with students of MOOCs.
Reference: Khalil, H. & Ebner, M. (2013). “How satisfied are you with your MOOC?” – A Research Study on Interaction in Huge Online Courses. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013 (pp. 830-839). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Our presentation about ““How satisfied are you with your MOOC?” – A Research Study on Interaction in Huge Online Courses” at this year ED-Media Conference is now online available: