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ERIC Number: ED557356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-989-8533-23-4
Undergraduate Students' Experiences of Time in a MOOC: A Term of Dino 101
Adams, Catherine; Yin, Yin
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (11th, Porto, Portugal, Oct 25-27, 2014)
This research explored what it is like for university students to participate in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as part of their undergraduate course load. We report on some of the temporal dimensions of students' learning experiences as they undertook the MOOC during a regular, campus-based university term. The research is situated in a "phenomenology of practice", a form of qualitative inquiry that eschews participant opinions and instead gathers and focuses on his or her lived experience descriptions (LEDs), that is, recollected, everyday moments that transpired for a student while learning in the MOOC environment. In the paper we present several of these descriptive snapshots of the lived world of the MOOC for undergraduate students and for each LED, we offer a brief phenomenological reflection on the theme of temporality. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557311.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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