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Guajardo-Leal, Brenda Edith; Navarro-Corona, Claudia; González, Jaime Ricardo Valenzuela – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
MOOCs are presented as an affordable and easily accessible modality that offers the opportunity to democratize education in our time; however, this convenience training favors a low completion rate of the participants. Faced with this situation, scholars have suggested that it is necessary to deepen the construct of academic engagement, a concept…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bayeck, Rebecca Yvonne; Choi, Jinhee – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
This paper discusses the influence of cultural dimensions on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introductory videos. The study examined the introductory videos produced by three universities on Coursera platforms using communication theory and Hofstede's cultural dimensions. The results show that introductory videos in MOOCs are influenced by the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Zhu, Meina; Kim, Minkyoung; Xu, Shuya; Sabir, Najia; Sari, Annisa R. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
This study explores the activities, tools, and resources that instructors of massive open online courses (MOOCs) use to improve the personalization of their MOOCs. Following email interviews with 25 MOOC and open education leaders regarding MOOC personalization, a questionnaire was developed. This questionnaire was then completed by 152 MOOC…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Khalil, Mohammad; Prinsloo, Paul; Slade, Sharon – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
While many strategies for protecting personal privacy rely on regulatory frameworks, consent, and anonymizing data, they are not always effective. Terms and Conditions often lag behind advances in technology, software, and user behaviours, and consent to use data for a range of unclear purposes may be provided unwittingly. As the commercial market…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kwak, Subeom – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Since it was first introduced in 2008, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been attracting a lot of interest. Since then, MOOCs have emerged as powerful platforms for teaching and learning academic writing. However, there has been no detailed investigation of academic writing MOOCs. As a result, much uncertainty still exists about the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)