COIL is proud to have supported the Analysis of Factors Affecting Student Learning Outcomes in a MOOC by In-Depth Exploration of the Penn State “Creativity, Innovation, and Change” (CIC) Course project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.
The Penn State CIC MOOC was delivered from September 1 through October 31, 2013, to 129,000 enrollees, which made it the sixth largest MOOC in history. Innovations in the course included: three categories of students (Tourists, Explorers, and Adventurers), short video lectures supplemented with other videos and subject matter in weekly “Idea Clouds”, inclusion of social media (Facebook, Google +, Linked-In, and Twitter), optional peer review, and an emphasis on team projects.
Extensive student information has been collected from pre- and post-course surveys, as well as student activity data on every element of the course from the Coursera platform. Discussion Forums will yield insights into how knowledge was acquired and applied.
The overall goals of the proposed research are to:
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