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Thursday, December 5 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Characteristics and completion rates of distributed and centralised MOOCs (30m)

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This project will examine MOOCs from two perspectives. The first is to use the open data available for a range of MOOCs to investigate the factors that relate to completion rate, including: enrolment numbers, MOOC provider, university reputation, course length, assessment, learner activity and gender. The data from 221 MOOCs has been gathered across a range of providers and MOOC types. This work builds upon the initial analysis of completion rates developed by Katy Jordan atkatyjordan.com/MOOCproject.html. This quantitative analysis is combined with a qualitative one focusing on a subset of MOOCs which represent the distributed (MOOCs that use a variety of tools) and centralised approaches (ones that are based on a central MOOC platform). This analysis uses two Learning Design tools developed at the Open University. The first of these, the Module Map details the type of resources used, and their main function within the course. The Activity Planner maps the types of activities learners are required to undertake across six pedagogic categories. The representations from the learning design tools will be shared at: bit.ly/ldmooc


Martin Weller

Open University UK

Thursday December 5, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 11

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