Who are Interested in Open Education? An Analysis of the Participants in the First MOOC of the IEEE Education Society

Cabedo, Rosa, Tovar, Edmundo, Martin, Sergio, Llamas, Martin, Caeiro, Manuel, Martinez, Oscar, Strachan, Rebecca, Castro, Manuel and Reisman, Sorel (2018) Who are Interested in Open Education? An Analysis of the Participants in the First MOOC of the IEEE Education Society. In: COMPSAC 2018 - 42nd IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference, 23rd - 27th July 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2018.10248


This paper performs a preliminary analysis of the first MOOC of the IEEE Education Society, an IEEE Free Online Course on Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER) Repositories. The MOOC 'Foundations to Open Education and OERs repositories' is based on providing a comprehensive understanding both of Open Education and OERs, as well as the way they are changing the educational environment. The selection of participants' features from the MOOCKnowledge data collection mainly focuses on socio-demographic issues, previous experiences with MOOCs, usefulness of the MOOC to the participants' professional, personal and academic spheres, and types of student interaction. The preliminary results show that additional efforts are needed in order to boost the enrolment of both females and people with low level of completed studies, as well as increasing the level of awareness regarding certification. The results also reveal a positive impact of the course on the participants' professional and personal spheres. Finally, the most relevant interaction for them is the learner-content interaction. On the basis of these results it can be concluded that this MOOC offers an opportunity for practitioners to take advantage of the Open Education philosophy and its subsequent application to their everyday educational environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: open education, open educational resources, OER, OER repositories, MOOC
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 10:15
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 18:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36837

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