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MOOCs and crowdsourcing: Massive courses and massive resources
Prpić, John · Melton, James · Taeihagh, Araz · Anderson, Terry

PublishedDecember 2015
JournalFirst Monday
Volume 20, Issue 12

ABSTRACT
Premised upon the observation that MOOC and crowdsourcing phenomena share several important characteristics, including IT mediation, large-scale human participation, and varying levels of openness to participants, this work systematizes a comparison of MOOC and crowdsourcing phenomena along these salient dimensions. In doing so, we learn that both domains share further common traits, including similarities in IT structures, knowledge generating capabilities, presence of intermediary service providers, and techniques designed to attract and maintain participant activity. Stemming directly from this analysis, we discuss new directions for future research in both fields and draw out actionable implications for practitioners and researchers in both domains.

Keywords crowdsourcing · education analytics · education assessment · formal education · IT-mediated crowds · IT-mediation · large-scale participation ·  · online education · open collaboration · openness · peer grading · Tournament competitions · virtual labor markets

ISSN13960466
Other number12
RefereedYes
Rights© First Monday, 1995-2016
DOI10.5210/fm.v20i12.6143
URLhttp://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/6143
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