Our publication about “What do we know about typical MOOC participants? First insights from the field” at this year eMOOCs 2015 conference, Mons (Belgium) is now online available.
Massive Open Online Courses became a worldwide phenomenon. Especially in Central Europe it is a subject of debates whether universities should invest more money or not. This research study likes to give first answers about typical MOOC participants based on data from different field studies of the Austrian MOOC-platform iMooX.
It can be pointed out that the typical learner is a student or an adult learner, strongly interested in the course topic or just interested in learning with media and finally with self- contained learning competencies. The research work concludes that MOOCs broaden the educational field for universities and are a possibility to educate the public in a long run.
Reference: Neuböck, K., Kopp, M., Ebner, M. (2015) What do we know about typical MOOC participants? First insights from the field, In: Proceedings of eMOOCs 2015 conference, Lebrun, M., de Waard, I., Ebner, M., Gaebel, M., Mons, Belgium, pp. 183-190