Wednesday, February 12, 2014

EMOOCs 2014: European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit > Proceedings > Research Track

Table of Contents

> Understanding Persistence in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses): Descriptive & Experimental Evidence 5
Rachel Baker, Brent Evans, Erica Greenberg and Thomas Dee
> Analysing student participation in Foreign Language MOOCs: a case study 11
Elena Bárcena, Timothy Read, Elena Martín-Monje & Mª Dolores Castrillo
> Signals of Success and Self-directed Learning 18
Penny Bentley, Helen Crump, Paige Cuffe, Iwona Gniadek, Briar Jamieson, Sheila MacNeill and Yishay Mor
> Analyzing completion rates in the First French xMOOC 26
Matthieu Cisel
> Challenges for conceptualising EU MOOC for vulnerable learner groups 33
Inge de Waard, Michael Sean Gallagher, Ronda Zelezny-Green, Laura Czerniewicz, Stephen Downes, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and Julie Willems
> Scaffolding Self-learning in MOOCs 43
Israel Gutiérrez-Rojas, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Derick Leony, Carlos Delgado-Kloos
> Towards an Outcome-based Discovery and Filtering of MOOCs using moocrank 50
Israel Gutiérrez-Rojas, Derick Leony, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín and Carlos Delgado-Kloos
> Dropout Prediction in MOOCs using Learner Activity Features 58
Sherif Halawa, Daniel Greene and John Mitchell
> Self-Regulated Learning in MOOCs: Do Open Badges and Certificates of Attendance Motivate Learners to Invest More? 66
Simone Haug, Katrin Wodzicki, Ulrike Cress and Johannes Moskaliuk
> Extending the MOOCversity A Multi-layered and Diversified Lens for MOOC Research 73
Tanja Jadin and Martina Gaisch
> Encouraging Forum Participation in Online Courses with Collectivist, Individualist and Neutral Motivational
René F. Kizilcec, Emily Schneider, Geoffrey L. Cohen and Daniel A. McFarland
> MOOC Learning in Spontaneous Study Groups: Does Synchronously Watching Videos Make a Difference? 88
Nan Li, Himanshu Verma, Afroditi Skevi, Guillaume Zufferey and Pierre Dillenbourg
> Dropout: MOOC Participants’ Perspective 95
Tharindu Rekha Liyanagunawardena, Patrick Parslow and Shirley Ann Williams
> Reflections on Enrollment Numbers and Success Rates at the openHPI MOOC Platform 101
Christoph Meinel, Christian Willems, Jan Renz and Thomas Staubitz
> The SIRET Training Platform: Facing the Dropout Phenomenon of MOOC Environments 107
Sergio Miranda, Giuseppina Rita Mangione, Francesco Orciuoli, Vincenzo Loia and Saverio Salerno
> MOOCs in fragile contexts 114
Barbara Moser-Mercer
> Cultural Translation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) 122
Bernard Nkuyubwatsi
> A typology and dimensions of a description framework for MOOCs 130
Marilyne Rosselle*, Pierre-André Caron**, Jean Heutte**
> Characterizing video use in the catalogue of MITx MOOCs 140
Daniel T. Seaton, Sergiy Nesterko, Tommy Mullaney, Justin Reich, Andrew Ho and Isaac Chuang
> How Students Learn using MOOCs: An Eye-tracking Insight 147
Kshitij Sharma, Patrick Jermann and Pierre Dillenbourg
> A Platform that Integrates Quizzes into Videos 155
Robin Woll1, Sven Buschbeck2, Tino Steffens1, Pascal Berrang1, Jörn Loviscach3
> Designing Video for Massive Open Online-Education: Conceptual Challenges from a Learner-Centered Perspective 160
Carmen Zahn, Karsten Krauskopf, Jonas Kiener and Friedrich W. Hesse
Reviewers of Research Track 168

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

OpenupEd Quality Label Published

OpenupEd is an open, non-profit partnership on MOOCs. OpenupEd aims to contribute to opening up education to the benefit oflearners and the wider society while reflecting values such as equity, quality and diversity. The vision is to reach out to all those learners who are interested to take part in online higher education in a way that meets their needs and accommodates their situation.

The partnership published a quality label for MOOCs ('OpenupEd label') on 25 January 2014 after a review period. A first draft version of the OpenupEd label was presented on 23 October during a Master class and a slightly improved review version was published on 7 November 2013.

You could use the published OpenupEd label to make an initial assessment on the level of achievement for each benchmark. Note that it is not expected that every benchmark will be achieved by every HEI and a diversity of approaches is welcomed. We embrace the diversity in (institutional) approaches to open up education by the use of MOOCs.

Institutions interested in becoming a partner of OpenupEd should proceed with a self-evaluation on which to base a more detailed review. The label and review are part of the basic conditions for becoming an OpenupEd partner. Supporting documents are sent on request.

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