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Addressing retention and completion in MOOCs - a student-centric design approach

Addressing retention and completion in MOOCs - a student-centric design approach

Bacon, Liz, MacKinnon, Lachlan, Anderson, Mark, Hansson, Börje, Fox, Anne, Cecowski, Mariano, Atle Hjeltnes, Tor and Stamatis, Demosthenes (2015) Addressing retention and completion in MOOCs - a student-centric design approach. In: Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, pp. 53-63. ISBN 978-1-939797-20-9

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Abstract

The recent development of massively open online courses (MOOCs) has led to a plethora of courses being offered to the general public, as students, but these have had extreme issues of retention and completion with MOOCs typically returning less than 10% of students completing the course. As part of the dCCDFLITE EU project, the authors developed a MOOC on entrepreneurship and innovation, highlighting distributed concurrent design (dCCD) and the Osterwalder Canvas as tools for student use. The course was designed to be student-centric, expecting that students would work through the learning materials independently and then form in groups, using CCD, to develop their business plans. However, the experience of this MOOC, presented statistically in this paper, was no different from the norm, which leads the authors to consider whether we require new pedagogical models for this type of online learning, and how we should measure success in such environments.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015
Additional Information: Paper presented at E-Learn 2015 - Kona, Hawaii, United States, 19-22 October 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-Learning, MOOC
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > eCentre
Greenwich Research into Innovative Pedagogies (GRIP)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CAM)
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 22:35
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17070

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