Delving into participants' profiles and use of social tools in MOOCs Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2014

start page

  • 260

end page

  • 266

issue

  • 3

volume

  • 7

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1939-1382

abstract

  • This paper presents an in-depth empirical analysis of a nine-week MOOC. This analysis provides novel results regarding participants' profiles and use of built-in and external social tools. The results served to detect seven participants' patterns and conclude that the forum was the social tool preferred to contribute to the MOOC.

keywords

  • collaborative learning; computer and information science education; distance learning; collaborative learning; computer and information science educations; distance education