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RECENT RECORDS

Montana Higher Education's Open Initiative
Christina Trunnell
This report details the first year of Montana's joining the field of open education. From planning, coordination, strategic goals, key activities, and key outcomes, the first year of this initiative demonstrated ...
Posted November 16, 2020

MOOCs and the AI-Stanford Like Courses: Two Successful and Distinct Course Formats for Massive Open Online Courses
Rodriguez, C. Osvaldo
Open online courses (OOC) with a massive number of students have represented an important development for online education in the past years. A course on artificial intelligence, CS221, at the University of Stanford ...
Posted November 4, 2020

MOOCs and the funnel of participation
Clow, Doug
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) are growing substantially in numbers, and also in interest from the educational community. MOOCs offer particular challenges for what is becoming accepted as mainstream practice in ...
Posted November 4, 2020

Deconstructing disengagement: analyzing learner subpopulations in massive open online courses
Kizilcec, René F.; Piech, Chris; Schneider, Emily
As MOOCs grow in popularity, the relatively low completion rates of learners has been a central criticism. This focus on completion rates, however, reflects a monolithic view of disengagement that does not allow MOOC ...
Posted November 4, 2020

Studying Learning in the Worldwide Classroom Research into edX's First MOOC
Breslow, Lori; Pritchard, David E.; DeBoer, Jennifer; Stump, Glenda S.; Ho, Andrew D.; Seaton, Daniel T.
"Circuits and Electronics" (6.002x), which began in March 2012, was the first MOOC developed by edX, the consortium led by MIT and Harvard. Over 155,000 students initially registered for 6.002x, which was composed of ...
Posted November 4, 2020

How video production affects student engagement: an empirical study of MOOC videos
Guo, Philip; Kim, Juho; Rubin, Rob
Videos are a widely-used kind of resource for online learning. This paper presents an empirical study of how video production decisions affect student engagement in online educational videos. To our knowledge, ours is ...
Posted November 4, 2020

Supporting Learners' Self-regulation in LMOOCs: What Have We Done and How Far We Can Go?
Gafaro, Barbara Conde; Yildiz, Hilal Seda
This half-day workshop aims at collecting experiences of MOOC designers and MOOC educators to discuss what has been done to support SRL and what can be done to scaffold learners in MOOCs, particularly MOOCs for language ...
Posted November 4, 2020

Structuring actions for open educational resources adoption
Wang, Shouhong; Wang, Hai
Open educational resources (OER) are growing over the past decade. While OER can make educational resources widely available to all students and educators for free, OER are still untried by the majority of instructors, ...
Posted November 4, 2020

La performativité du MOOC sur les représentations de l’apprenant : le cas du parcours MOOCLead
Cascioli, Fiammetta
Les MOOC constituent des outils d’apprentissage innovants (Christensen, 2013). Ils ont une portée amplificatrice (Christensen, 2013) et comptent parmiles technologies d’apprentissage à distance ayant recueilli de ...
Posted September 29, 2020

A Review of Open Access Textbook Platforms
Cheung, Simon K. S.
Open educational resources or OER have been gradually evolved as a major source of learning materials. As one form of OER, open access textbooks can be used as official textbooks for classroom-based learning as well as ...
Posted September 29, 2020