Our publication on „Offering cMOOCs collaboratively: The COER13 experience from the convenors’ perspective“ for this year E-MOOC 2014 conference ist now online available. The whole conference proceeding can be downloaded here.
This paper shares the experiences of offering the community-oriented MOOC called “COER13” with a special focus on how the convenors perceived the collaborative endeavor of planning and implementing this cMOOC and lessons learnt in the process. COER13, the “Online Course on Open Educational Resources (OER)”, aimed at increasing awareness of open educational resources and was offered in a joint venture in spring/summer 2013 by eight e-learning experts from Austria and Germany with affiliations to five different institutions. The course was designed for participants to become knowledgeable about OER and finally to generate small OER-piece. It attracted over 1000 registered participants and instigated lively discussions spread over various social media communication channels. The convenors’ experience will be described and discussed on the basis of interviews with five of the eight convenors, led and analyzed by an external expert. Final recommendations might benefit future (teams of) convenors of (c)MOOCs.
Reference: Arnold, P., Kumar, S., Thillosen, A. & Ebner, M. (2014) Offering cMOOCs collaboratively: The COER13 experience from the convenor’s perspective, In: Proceedings of the European MOOC Stakeholder Summit 2014, Cress, U. & Kloos, C. D. (Ed.), p. 184-188