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Onah, Daniel F. O.; Sinclair, Jane (2016)
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Languages: English
Types: Unknown
Subjects: QA
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken higher educational establishments of the western world by storm with large amounts of funding diverted into developing and delivering a wide variety of online, massparticipation courses. Many claims have been made relating to their potential for providing free, high quality education to everyone, no matter what their situation or geographical position. In practice however, there is little evidence as yet of the desired democratisation of education, with lack of support for students, an absence of pedagogy and very high drop out rates. This project is concerned with MOOC evaluation. It aims to understand the reasons why students drop\ud out and to implement and assess the effectiveness of measures to address specific areas relating to attrition. The theoretical framework of this study is applying design science research methodology (DSRM) in creating and developing a learning tool as an instrument for the research investigation. My research goal is on designing, implementing and evaluating solutions to mitigate these problems. Enabled by developing network and Cloud technologies, MOOCs are credited with the potential to provide free, open, high quality (yet low cost) education for large classes. However, current efforts are lacking in the necessary pedagogy and framework necessary to provide suitable materials for different learners and supporting individuals in their different learning paths. This is one of the major contributory factors to the extremely high drop out rates currently observed. This research exposes the learners’ choice of studies from the perspective of analytics and survey responses. It further described the features in the tool and the good practice to be considered while developing an online learning system
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