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‘Vote Me Up If You Like My Ideas!’ Experiences of Learning in a MOOC


Rebecca Eynon


University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Isis Hjorth


University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Nabeel Gillani


University of Oxford

Taha Yasseri


University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

May 21, 2014

2014 ICA Pre-Conference Working Paper: Innovation in Higher Education: Building a Better Future?

Abstract:     
To fully understand and support learners in MOOCs we need a way of detecting and differentiating distinct learner profiles (reflecting motivations, goals, preferences for course elements and online behaviours) - particularly given the “crowd like” nature of these settings. This paper highlights some steps towards this goal. Using a range of data sources from one case study MOOC on business strategy we address three questions: 1) can we distinguish coherent profiles of learners’ interactions within a MOOC? 2) how do these interaction profiles relate to learner characteristics? And 3) what is the relationship between these interaction profiles and learners’ performance and experiences of learning within a MOOC?

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: MOOC, student experience, digital trace data, interviews, mixed method

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Date posted: June 11, 2014  

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Eynon, Rebecca and Hjorth, Isis and Gillani, Nabeel and Yasseri, Taha, ‘Vote Me Up If You Like My Ideas!’ Experiences of Learning in a MOOC (May 21, 2014). 2014 ICA Pre-Conference Working Paper: Innovation in Higher Education: Building a Better Future?. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2439571 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2439571

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Rebecca Eynon (Contact Author)
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
1 St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3JS
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk
Isis Hjorth
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom
Nabeel Gillani
University of Oxford ( email )
Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom
Taha Yasseri
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/yasseri/
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