Connectivity of learning in MOOCs: Facilitators’ experiencies in team teaching

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11285/621210
Title:
Connectivity of learning in MOOCs: Facilitators’ experiencies in team teaching
Authors:
Mercado Varela, Martín A. ( 0000-0001-8733-115X ) ; Beltran Jesús; Villegas Pérez, Marisol; Rivera Vazquez, Nohemi; Ramírez Montoya, María S. ( 0000-0002-1274-706X )
Journal:
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Start Page:
143
End Page:
156
Country:
Turquía / Turkey
Issue Date:
2017-01
Department:
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Discipline:
Ciencias Sociales / Social Sciencesy
Abstract:

The role of facilitators in distance learning environments is of substantial importance in supporting the learning process. This article specifically discusses the role of the facilitator in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), which are characterized by their stimulation of learning connections. The study analyzes the experiences of 135 facilitators in hybrid courses (cMOOC + xMOOC) where the following are explored: (1) the strategies used by the facilitators to encourage learning connections, (2) the challenges they faced in their activities, and (3) the basic skills required. A mixed method was used with a convergent design, through the application of a questionnaire qualitative and quantitative data were collected simultaneously. It was found that the collaborative construction of knowledge is the most widely used strategy to promote learning connections in MOOCs and that its design is the biggest challenge that facilitators faced while carrying out their activities.

Keywords:
MOOC; connectivism; distance facilitators; open educational resources; open education movement
Type:
Artículo / Article
Appears in Collections:
Artículos de Revistas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMercado Varela, Martín A.en
dc.contributor.authorBeltran Jesúsen
dc.contributor.authorVillegas Pérez, Marisolen
dc.contributor.authorRivera Vazquez, Nohemien
dc.contributor.authorRamírez Montoya, María S.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-06T23:14:36Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-06T23:14:36Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-
dc.identifier.issn1302-6488-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11285/621210-
dc.description.abstract<p>The role of facilitators in distance learning environments is of substantial importance in supporting the learning process. This article specifically discusses the role of the facilitator in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), which are characterized by their stimulation of learning connections. The study analyzes the experiences of 135 facilitators in hybrid courses (cMOOC + xMOOC) where the following are explored: (1) the strategies used by the facilitators to encourage learning connections, (2) the challenges they faced in their activities, and (3) the basic skills required. A mixed method was used with a convergent design, through the application of a questionnaire qualitative and quantitative data were collected simultaneously. It was found that the collaborative construction of knowledge is the most widely used strategy to promote learning connections in MOOCs and that its design is the biggest challenge that facilitators faced while carrying out their activities.</p>en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsOpen Access-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleConnectivity of learning in MOOCs: Facilitators’ experiencies in team teachingen
dc.typeArtículo / Articleen
dc.identifier.journalTurkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDEen
dc.subject.keywordMOOCen
dc.subject.keywordconnectivismen
dc.subject.keyworddistance facilitatorsen
dc.subject.keywordopen educational resourcesen
dc.subject.keywordopen education movementen
dc.identifier.volume18en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.identifier.startpage143en
dc.identifier.endpage156en
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad Autónoma de Baja Californiaen
dc.subject.disciplineCiencias Sociales / Social Sciencesyen
dc.subject.countryTurquía / Turkeyen
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