06 avril 2016

Setting-up a European Cross-Provider Data Collection on Open Online Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningWhile MOOCS have emerged as a new form of open online education around the world, research is stilling lagging behind to come up with a sound theoretical basis that can cover the impact of socio-economic background variables, ICT competences, prior experiences and lifelong learning profile, variance in intentions, environmental influences, outcome expectations, learning experience and economic return on taking and completing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). More...

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Dimensions of Openness: Beyond the Course as an Open Format in Online Education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe objective of the paper is to provide a framework for understanding the pedagogical opportunities of openness in education. The paper will argue that openness in education should not only be viewed as opening existing resources and courses to a broader audience. Openness is also a matter of providing insight and enable communication and collaboration across traditional barriers – such as distance and accessibility. More...

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A strategic response to MOOCs: How one European university is approaching the challenge

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper briefly outlines some of the macro level claims, counter-claims and unresolved debates surrounding the rapid growth of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Higher Education. It then reports insights, experiences and perceptions of those charged with developing a strategic institutional response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the MOOC movement framed within a wider European context. More...

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Comparing MOOC Adoption Strategies in Europe: Results from the HOME Project Survey

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMuch of the literature and the academic discussion about the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in institutional strategic planning has been centred on the US context. However, data shows that although the US are responsible for the largest MOOC platforms and the most successful course provision, it is the European region which accounts for the highest percentage of global MOOC participation. Differently from the US Higher Education system framework, however, in Europe public policy and in particular the European Commission is now driving MOOC institutional uptake. More...

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Using MOOCs at Learning Centers in Northern Sweden

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper describes the use of globally accessible Massive Open Online Courses, MOOCs, for addressing the needs of lifelong learners at community learning centers in Northern Sweden, by the forming “glonacal” or “blended” MOOCs. More...

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iMOOC on Climate Change: Evaluation of a Massive Open Online Learning Pilot Experience

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMOOCs are a recent phenomenon, although given its impact, have been subject to a large debate. Several questions have been raised by researchers and educators alike as regarding its sustainability both economical and as an efficient mode of education provision. In this paper we contribute to this discussion by presenting a case study, a Portuguese MOOC about lived experiences in climate change which piloted the iMOOC pedagogical model developed at Universidade Aberta. More...

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A MOOC on Approaches to Machine Translation

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper describes the design, development and analysis of a MOOC entitled “Approaches to Machine Translation: rule-based, statistical and hybrid” providing lessons learnt on conclusions to be take into account in the future. The course was developed within a Canvas platform, used by recognized European universities. More...

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MOOCs and the claim of education for all: A disillusion by empirical data

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMOOCs have shaped the discussion on learning with digital media for the last few years. One claim of MOOCs in the tradition of Open Educational Resources is to expand access to education, mainly in the field of higher education. But do MOOCs meet this claim? The empirical data in this article confirm the suspicion that, despite all the heterogeneity of the participants, MOOCs are mostly used by people with a higher level of education. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 16, No 6 (2015)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSpecial Issue: Towards a European perspective on Massive Open Online Courses

Table of Contents

Editorial

Editorial – Volume 16, Issue Number 6
Markus Deimann, Sebastian Vogt

Research Articles

Matthias Rohs, Mario Ganz
Robert Schuwer, Ines Gil Jaurena, Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Eamon Costello, Christian Dalsgaard, Mark Brown, Darco Jansen, Antonio Teixeira
Abram Anders
Marco Kalz, Karel Kreijns, Jaap Walhout, Jonatan Castaño-Munoz, Anna Espasa, Edmundo Tovar
Christian Dalsgaard, Klaus Thestrup
Mark Brown, Eamon Costello, Enda Donlon, Mairead Nic Giolla-Mhichil
Darco Jansen, Robert Schuwer, Antonio Teixeira, Cengiz Hakan Aydin
Anders Norberg, Åsa Händel, Per Ödling
José Coelho, António Teixeira, Paula Nicolau, Sandra Caeiro, Vitor Rocio
Marta Ruiz Costa-jussà, Lluis Formiga, Oriol Torrillas, Jordi Petit, José Adrián Rodríguez Fonollosa

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Not All Rubrics Are Equal: A Review of Rubrics for Evaluating the Quality of Open Educational Resources

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe rapid growth in Internet technologies has led to a proliferation in the number of Open Educational Resources (OER), making the evaluation of OER quality a pressing need. In response, a number of rubrics have been developed to help guide the evaluation of OER quality; these, however, have had little accompanying evaluation of their utility or usability. More...

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