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Innovation in open online courses

Weiterbildungsblog - Oktober 8, 2014 - 11:26

Der Artikel hält, was der Titel verspricht. George Siemens, einer der MOOC-Pioniere, startet in Kürze einen Kurs auf edX (“Data, Analytics, and Learning”, #DALMOOC) und hat deshalb mit seinen Mitstreitern über Verbesserungen nachgedacht. Konkret: “Our focus has been on improving the social experience of learners.” Dabei haben sie im ersten Schritt folgende Problempunkte identifiziert:

  1. “Students often flounder in MOOCs as there is limited social contact between learners and limited timely support.
  2. Learners have limited engagement in developing knowledge together. Many MOOCs reflect a structured and linear process of content presentation. There is little alignment with the architecture of knowledge in a participative age.
  3. Learners have a difficult time getting to know each other or finding like others as major platforms do not focus on developing learner profiles.
  4. The connection between learning and application is hampered as MOOC resources do not always persist after a course has ended and there is limited search functionality in MOOCs.
  5. Courses are not adaptive and serve the same content to all learners, regardless of prior knowledge.”

Die Innovationen, die sie im Rahmen von #DALMOOC einführen wollen, kreisen folgerichtig um “timely help, social learning, persistence, and adaptivity through assignments”. Was genau darunter zu verstehen ist, führt George Siemens im Artikel aus. Aber ich fürchte, in letzter Konsequenz hilft nur, sich anzumelden.
George Siemens, elearnspace, 7. Oktober 2014

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