ERIC Number: EJ1117845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Perceived Learning in Three MOOCS Targeting Attitudinal Change
Kim, WooRi; Watson, Sunnie L.; Watson, William R.
Educational Media International, v53 n3 p168-183 2016
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have gained significant attention in recent years for their potential to impact education at a global scale. This paper presents the findings from a study that examined the cases of three MOOCs, including Human Trafficking, US Food System, and Animal Behavior and Welfare, that were specifically designed to effect attitudinal change in its participants, specifically focusing on the three aspects of attitudinal change, cognitive, affective and behavioral as well as general learning. The study examined learners' perceptions of attitudinal change, including according to the MOOC they took, the instructional method utilized, and the influence of attitudinal components on each other. The findings from this research provide a number of implications that could be helpful for understanding instruction and instructional design of MOOCs, particularly those MOOCs addressing attitude change.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Attitude Change, Cognitive Processes, Affective Behavior, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Animal Behavior, Slavery, Crime, Food Processing Occupations, Student Surveys, College Students, Distance Education, Likert Scales, Student Behavior, Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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