Videos as learning objects in MOOCs: A study of specialist and non‐specialist participants' video activity in MOOCs
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

Despite the emergence of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the field of MOOC research, we have a limited understanding of the specific needs of different learner groups and how MOOCs can successfully address those needs. Video lectures and demonstrations are a central learning component of MOOCs. This paper contributes to the research community by examining the use of MOOC videos for two groups of learners. In particular, we explore whether there is an observable difference between specialists' and non‐specialists' video‐watching activity. We analyse data collected from three MOOCs on the edX platform. Our findings indicate that while age and educational background impacts the level of video activity, there is no significant difference between specialists and non‐specialists. We conclude that the MOOC format may be suited to non‐specialist groups, allowing them to self‐direct their learning and utilise videos as educational resources.

video-based learning

lifelong learning

video activity

MOOCs

e-learning

Författare

Christian Stöhr

Chalmers, Vetenskapens kommunikation och lärande, Avdelningen för ingenjörsutbildningsvetenskap (EER)

Natalia Stathakarou

Karolinska Institutet

Franziska Mueller

Organisation okänd

Sokratis Nifakos

Karolinska Institutet

Cormac McGrath

Karolinska Institutet

British Journal of Educational Technology

0007-1013 (ISSN) 1467-8535 (eISSN)

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Ämneskategorier

Interaktionsteknik

Pedagogiskt arbete

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete

DOI

10.1111/bjet.12623

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2018-05-14