The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
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.

Published2013
JournalResearch & Practice in Assessment
Volume 8, Pages 13-25
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
"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 video lectures, interactive problems, online laboratories, and a discussion forum. As the course ended in June 2012, researchers began to analyze the rich sources of data it generated. This article describes both the first stage of this research, which examined the students' use of resources by time spent on each, and a second stage that is producing an in-depth picture of who the 6.002x students were, how their own background and capabilities related to their achievement and persistence, and how their interactions with 6.002x's curricular and pedagogical components contributed to their level of success in the course.

Keywords online courses · electronics · video technology · lecture method · participative decision making · interaction · computer mediated communication · asynchronous communication · group discussion · college students · educational background · academic ability · academic achievement · academic persistence · curriculum design · college instruction · large group instruction · time on task · demography

Published atMassachusetts
LanguageEnglish
ISSN2161-4210
RefereedYes
URLhttps://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1062850
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
EJ1062850.pdf · 6.6MB



Viewed by 65 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

Open textbooks and increased student access and outcomes
Feldstein, Andrew; Martin, Mirta; Hudson, Amy; Warren, Kiara; et al.
This study reports findings from a year-long pilot study during which 991 students in 9 core courses in the Virginia State University School of Business replaced traditional textbooks with openly licensed books and ...
Match: college instruction; United States; North America

United States: State department expands access to open educational resources in the Middle East and North Africa
Mena Report
The U.S. Department of State is sponsoring a special exchange program on Open Educational Resources (OER) for education leaders in the Middle East and North Africa. Open Educational Resources are ...
Match: United States; North America

Free textbooks gain support among campus tech leaders
Wexler, Ellen
COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY officials appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources –teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. According to the latest ...
Match: United States; North America

From books to MOOCs? Emerging models of learning and teaching in higher education
Henderikx, Piet; Ruhl, Paul; Kjeldstad, Berit; Gore, Tim; et al.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which first appeared in the USA in 2008, have, of late, been hyped in the higher education space, and have evolved substantially world-wide in the last few years. In view of the fact ...
Match: Breslow, Lori

Types of dropout in adaptive open online courses
Skryabin, Maxim; Kloos, Carlos Delgado; Jermann, Patrick; Pérez-Sanagustín, Mar; et al.
This study is devoted to different types of students' behavior before they drop an adaptive course. The Adaptive Python course at the Stepik educational platform was selected as the case for this study. Student behavior ...
Match: Seaton, Daniel T.

An international collaboration in the design experience of a MOOC series
Sancassani, Susanna; Corti, Paola; Baudo, Valeria; Kloos, Carlos Delgado; et al.
Is it possible to accelerate didactical innovation processes by building new kinds of collaboration between different institutions in the Higher Education scenario? Using MOOCs as a lever to share experiences and ...
Match: Seaton, Daniel T.

#MOOC friends and followers: An analysis of Twitter hashtag networks
Costello, Eamon; Brown, Mark; Nair, Binesh; Mhichíl, Mairéad Nic Giolla; et al.
In this paper we present results of the initial phase of a project which sought to analyze the community who use the hashtag #MOOC in Twitter. We conceptualize this community as a form of networked public. In doing so ...
Match: Seaton, Daniel T.

Toward a typology of MOOC activity patterns
Bachelet, Rémi; Chaker, Rawad; Kloos, Carlos Delgado; Jermann, Patrick; et al.
This paper aims at understanding MOOC learners' activity patterns, taking into account factors like personal schedule, traditional working hours, domestic time, nighttime and their relation with MOOC course opening ...
Match: Seaton, Daniel T.

Additional functionalities to convert an xMOOC into an xLMOOC
Gimeno-Sanz, Ana; Navarro-Laboulais, Cristina; Despujol-Zabala, Ignacio; Kloos, Carlos Delgado; et al.
This paper deals with the Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish for English Speakers MOOC designed at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, for the edX platform. It focuses on the tools that had to be implemented in ...
Match: Seaton, Daniel T.

MOOC quality evaluation system: Tomsk State University experience
Dyomin, Victor; Mozhaeva, Galina; Babanskaya, Olesya; Zakharova, Ulyana; et al.
E-learning development comes with an increased attention to its quality that is managed via the control over not only the learners' knowledge but over the learning process, its organization and applied tools. This paper ...
Match: Seaton, Daniel T.