Our contribution about “Effects of a Mathematical Bridging Course” to this year eMOOCs conference in Naples got published now:
The secondary to tertiary transition is generally considered as problematic. Thereby, especially mathematics is a significant barrier for students of universities. The reasons are diverse and occur not least because of the changes in the school curriculum caused by the centralised school leaving examination. Subsequently, many universities and academies in the European area provide various approaches to work against the widely spread issue. In 2018, a free accessible online bridging courses for mathematics was designed by Graz University of Technology. The course is provided on the iMooX platform 1 and represents a form of technology-enhanced learning. The aim is to optimise the design of the course considering the needs of freshmen and freshwomen. Following the active course period, course participants take part in evaluations. The outcomes are investigated, which represents the empirical part of the paper. The online course receives positive feedback. As a consequence, it is recommended to continue the course offer within the next few years.
Timley, just one week for conference start the “Proceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016)” are online. Enjoy a huge number of research publications and experience reports as well as some posters in the end. Of course we will love if you visit us in Graz to great discussions on MOOCs.
It’s a great pleasure to announce the Call for Papers for next year eMOOCs conference. The Stakeholder Summit will be held on 18-20 May 2015 at the Université catholique de Louvain campus in Mons (Belgium).
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other open education concepts innovate learning: Universities are opening up education to online users and making their learning resources freely accessible. This raises many questions, e.g. how to integrate formal and informal learning settings, how to support the masses of students, and how to monitor their learning progress. The research track aims to feed the general debate on MOOCs with underpinning scientific data.
The deadline for submission will be the 12th January 2015. We are looking forward to see you there 🙂
Swapna’s and my talk about “Offering cMOOCs collaboratively: The COER13 experience from the convenors’ perspective” at this year EMOOCs conference is now online available as recording. The slides as well as the publication can be already find in the blog.
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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. Abstract:
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
Swapna and I are doing this presentation about “Offering cMOOCs collaboratively: The COER13 experience from the convenors’ perspective” at this year EMOOCs 2014 conference. We are talking about COER13 as well as our experiences as organizers.
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