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ERIC Number: EJ1142912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
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ISSN: EISSN-2304-070X
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A MOOC Approach for Training Researchers in Developing Countries
Murugesan, Ravi; Nobes, Andy; Wild, Joanna
Open Praxis, v9 n1 p45-57 Jan-Mar 2017
We report on an online course in research writing offered in a massive open online course (MOOC) format for developing country researchers. The concepts of cognitive presence, teacher presence, and social presence informed the design of the course, with a philosophy of strong social interaction supported by guest facilitators. The course was developed with low-bandwidth elements and hosted on a Moodle site. It was offered twice as a MOOC and 2830 learners from more than 90 countries, mainly in the developing world, took part. The average completion rate was 53%. Female learners and learners who were active in the forums were more likely to complete the course. Our MOOC approach may be a useful model for continuing professional development training in the developing world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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