A MOOC Design Mapping Framework (MDMF): Evaluation ofAacademics’ and Learning Technologists’ Experiences

Kerr, J., Dale, V. and Gyurko, F. (2018) A MOOC Design Mapping Framework (MDMF): Evaluation ofAacademics’ and Learning Technologists’ Experiences. ELESIG Scotland, Dundee, UK, 26 Nov 2018.

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Abstract

A MOOC Design Mapping Framework (MDMF) was introduced to streamline and enhance the development of MOOCs at the University of Glasgow. The MDMF is built on RealTimeBoard platform to enable development of and sharing of high level course designs among the course team and affiliated learning technologist(s), and to serve as exemplars for future MOOCs. Combining the core FutureLearn activities and ABC Learning Design Framework, it was anticipated that the MDMF approach would save time on development and encourage a more learner-centred approach to the course design. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 participants (nine academics and three learning technologists). Relating to process, reported benefits included collaborative development (among course teams and between academics and the learning technologist) as well as a focused concentration on the type, sequence and balance of activities, and the ability to see a big picture overview and any gaps. Reported challenges included the tool not capturing the details of discussions and some technical limitations. However, all participants agreed they would use the framework again in relation to the design of MOOCs and other courses. Presenter details: John is leading the development of MOOCs at UofG from strategic and operational perspectives. Current areas of enquiry include mainstreaming MOOCs as a standard prerequisite to online distance learning programmes, to facilitate successful student transitions, and progressing the potential for micro-credentialing MOOCs (@johnkerr001) With an interest in Learner Experience Research, Vicki champions technology-enhanced learning and teaching in the context of formal and informal staff development opportunities at UofG (@vhmdale).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:MOOC, learning design, evaluation, learner experience research.
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dale, Dr Vicki and Kerr, Mr John and Gyurko, Fanni
Authors: Kerr, J., Dale, V., and Gyurko, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences
University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Authors

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