Improving learning within Massively open online courses

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    Abstract

    Inspired by the ‘Hole-in- the-wall’ experiment of Mitra & Dangwal (2010), research on a new MOOC format, Self Organised Open Course (SOOC) is presented. A quasi-Randomised Control trial (RCT) and a repeat RCT was used to evaluate Artificial Intelligence and Learning Analytics to encourage ‘Mastery’ of topics through social learning within a Microwave and Wireless technology teacherless SOOC. Learning gain of 13% more than the control group, where learners only watched videos and did quizzes, was found. Due to social learning the enjoyment and engagement was also reported to be high. Unlike in MOOCs, the participants experienced no information overload.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusEarly online - 1 Feb 2017
    EventHEA STEM Conference 2017: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Duration: 1 Feb 20172 Feb 2017
    https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/training-events/stemconference2017

    Conference

    ConferenceHEA STEM Conference 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityManchester
    Period1/02/172/02/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • MOOCS
    • Learning gain
    • engagement

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