Our publication at this year CELDA 2017 conference titled “360 DEGREE VIDEOS WITHIN A CLIMBING MOOC” is now online available.
In this research study a course, combining both computer-supported and face-to-face teaching using the concept of blended learning, has been designed. It is a beginners climbing course called “Klettern mit 360° Videos” (climbing with 360° videos) and the online part has been implemented as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This research study presents the background of the course, the course concept, the course itself and the results of the evaluation. To measure the difference between the pure online participants and the blended learning participants the MOOC has been evaluated independently from the blended learning course. It should be mentioned that all participants (whether pure online or both) evaluated the course in a positive manner. The use of technology enhanced learning realized by the concept of blended learning proved to be a well-suited method for this course setting. Furthermore, many advantages of computer based learning, blended learning and 360°-videos have been reported by the participants.
Reference: Gänsluckner, M., Ebner, M., & Kamrat, I. (2017). 360 Degree Videos Within a Climbing MOOC. 14th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2017). D. G. Sampson, J. Spector, D. Ifenthaler, & P. Isaías (Eds.). IADIS Press. pp. 43-50. ISBN: 978-989-8533-68-5