Participants' perceptions of a MOOC

Murray, J.-A. (2014) Participants' perceptions of a MOOC. Insights: The UKSG Journal, 27(2), pp. 154-159. (doi: 10.1629/2048-7754.154)

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Abstract

There is currently limited information available on participants’ perceptions of massive open online courses (MOOCs). This article presents the findings of a study at the University of Edinburgh examining the perceptions of a group of participants registered on a MOOC in equine nutrition, which ran for a period of five weeks and attracted 24,000 students to register. A self-completion survey was designed with a series of Likert scale questions, organized to gather students’ perceptions of participating in the MOOC. Participants on this course rated the learning materials and overall MOOC experience very highly; however, further work is required to elucidate why a much lower percentage of participants held the interactions in less regard.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray, Professor Jo-Anne
Authors: Murray, J.-A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Insights: The UKSG Journal
Publisher:United Kingdom Serials Group
ISSN:2048-7754
ISSN (Online):2048-7754
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Insights: The UKSG Journal 27(2):154-159
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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