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ERIC Number: EJ1084484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-3151
Five Principles for MOOC Design: With a Case Study
Drake, John R.; O'Hara, Margaret; Seeman, Elaine
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, v14 p125-143 2015
New web technologies have enabled online education to take on a massive scale, prompting many universities to create massively open online courses (MOOCs) that take advantage of these technologies in a seemingly effortless manner. Designing a MOOC, however, is anything but trivial. It involves developing content, learning activities, and assessments to accommodate both the massiveness and openness of the course. To design an effective MOOC, instructors need to integrate both pedagogical and information systems theory. In this paper, we present a case study of a MOOC grant and a series of decisions made in its development. These decisions, when paired with the theoretical framework, suggest five principles--meaningful, engaging, measurable, accessible, and scalable--may be applicable to future MOOC development projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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