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

publication date

  • July 2014

start page

  • 260

end page

  • 266


  • 3


  • 7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1939-1382


  • 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.


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