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  • Motivation and knowledge: pre-assessment and post-assessment of MOOC participants from an energy and sustainability project

    Valdivia, Juan Antonio; Ramírez-Montoya, María-Soledad; Valenzuela-González, Jaime-Ricardo; Tecnológico de Monterrey (Athabasca University Press, 2018-09)
    Understanding factors promoting or preventing participants’ completion of a massive open online course (MOOC) is an important research topic, as attrition rates remain high for this environment. Motivation and digital skills have been identified as aspects promoting student engagement in a MOOC, and they are considered necessary for success.  However, evaluation of these factors has often relied on tools for which the psychometric properties have not been explored; this suggests that researchers may be working with potentially inaccurate information for judging participants’ profiles. Through a set of analyses (t-test, exploratory factor analysis, correlation), this study explores the relationship between information collected by administering valid and reliable pre and post instruments to measure traits of MOOC attendees. The findings from this study support previously reported outcomes concerning the strong relationships among motivation, previous knowledge, and perceived satisfaction factors for MOOC completers. Moreover, this study provides evidence of the feasibility of developing valid assessments for evaluation purposes.
  • Innovative Education in MOOC for Sustainability: Learnings and Motivations

    Carrera, Jeimmy; Ramírez-Hernández, Darinka (2018-08-23)
    This research project analyzes the motivation and learning perceived by the participants in four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that use innovative education strategies in order to train the community in Education for Sustainability. These MOOCs were delivered during 2017 and the study forms part of the subproject “Open, Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Innovation to Train in Energy Sustainability through MOOCs”, which was offered in the portal of the Binational Laboratory for Intelligent Energy Sustainability Management and Technology Training. The method utilized was mixed, with a triangulation design approach according to the convergence model. This method consisted of two phases: the first being quantitative, with an online survey designed by experts in a Likert type scale, and the second being qualitative, in which valuations of the users were collected through diverse instruments such as focus groups and observations. The results obtained demonstrate the advantages of designing MOOCs that make use of innovative tools, in order to engage the students as much as possible, and the collateral impact on the development of digital abilities and skills in addition to the learning acquired with respect to sustainability.
  • El papel de las estrategias innovadoras en educación superior:retos en las sociedades del conocimiento

    Ramírez-Montoya, María-Soledad; Ramírez-Ramírez, Leticia Nayelli; Tecnológico de Monterrey (2018)
    In the context of knowledge societies, educational innovation appears as a cornerstone of Higher Education. The purpose of this systematic literature review research is to characterize recent research on innovative strategies in Higher Education (HE). It is grounded on a conception of the process of educational innovation from the sociocultural perspective. Based on an interpretative-qualitative approach, 13 content articles were analyzed through the content analysis strategy. The findings underline that most of the research is concentrated on the European continent. The type of educational innovation mostly studied are the new ways of organizing activities in HEIs. Most of the research focused on innovations in students. A predominance of the quantitative approach was identified as well as a greater production of research in the level of micro-social action. Seven challenges of educational innovation in higher education are discussed: 1) improvement of teaching-learning process, 2) organization of the institution of higher education, 3) networks with industry-business-government, 4) professional skills and active learning, 5) policies of incorporation of ICTs, 6) educational inclusion in HEIs, and 7) open knowledge and innovation.

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