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Motivating MOOC participants
Mokwa-Tarnowska, Iwona and Gdańska, Politechnika

JournalEduAction : Electronic Education Magazine
Volume 1, Issue 9, Pages 4-11
PublisherPolish Society of Internet Education Research
Original PublicationEduAkcja. Magazyn edukacji elektronicznej
CountryPoland, Europe

Over the last four years, massive online open courses (MOOCs) have attracted millions of learners from around the
world. Many factors seem to play an important role in them gaining in popularity. One of them is definitely risk-
-free participation, and another one – the chance to learn from free educational materials developed by some of the
most distinguished professors from world-famous universities. However, probably the most significant factor contributing
to their success is a highly motivating environment built around instructivist, constructivist, constructionist
and connectivist principles. This paper aims to analyse the main motivators that engage students participating
in MOOCs whose instructional design is based on a blend of pedagogical approaches.

Od roku 2012, tj. od czasu powstania masowych otwartych kursów online (MOOC), uczestniczyło
w nich kilkadziesiąt milionów osób. Wiele czynników wpływa na ich popularność. Jednym z nich jest na pewno
to, że kursanci mogą za darmo uczyć się z materiałów przygotowanych przez wykładowców najsławniejszych szkół
wyższych. Kolejnym, prawdopodobnie najistotniejszym, jest motywujące środowisko edukacyjne, zbudowane
z założeniami instruktywizmu, konstruktywizmu, konstrukcjonizmu i  konektywizmu. Celem
niniejszego artykułu jest analiza głównych motywatorów stosowanych w MOOC-ach skonstruowanych w oparciu
o konglomerat praktyk edukacyjnych, oferowanych przez największe platformy: Coursera, edX i FutureLearn.

Keywords e-learning · kursy online · MOOC · motivation · motywacja · online courses

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