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MOOCs: What motivates the producers and participants?

MOOCs: What motivates the producers and participants?
MOOCs: What motivates the producers and participants?
Within the current educational landscape, Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have stimulated extensive interest and hype in a short time. It has been asserted that these open courses are no more than a prelude to the disruption that traditional Higher Education Institutions will experience from the growth of on-line education. Meanwhile, institutions are making increasingly significant investments to produce MOOCs, and learners are enthusiastically enrolling in large numbers, often in tens of thousands. The analysis presented identifies a spectrum of motivating factors for universities, and suggests likely areas for future attention and developments. It further identifies a range of mo-tivations for learner participation, which may not be identical across cultures and which MOOC providers might wish to take into account.
99-114
Springer
White, Su
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Davis, Hugh
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Dickens, K.P.
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Leon Urrutia, Manuel
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Sanchez Vera, Ma Mar
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Zvacek, S
Restivo, M
Uhomoibhi, J
Helfert, M
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Davis, Hugh
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Dickens, K.P.
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Uhomoibhi, J
Helfert, M

White, Su, Davis, Hugh, Dickens, K.P., Leon Urrutia, Manuel and Sanchez Vera, Ma Mar (2015) MOOCs: What motivates the producers and participants? Zvacek, S, Restivo, M, Uhomoibhi, J and Helfert, M (eds.) In Computer Supported Education: CSEDU 2014. Springer. pp. 99-114 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25768-6_7).

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Abstract

Within the current educational landscape, Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have stimulated extensive interest and hype in a short time. It has been asserted that these open courses are no more than a prelude to the disruption that traditional Higher Education Institutions will experience from the growth of on-line education. Meanwhile, institutions are making increasingly significant investments to produce MOOCs, and learners are enthusiastically enrolling in large numbers, often in tens of thousands. The analysis presented identifies a spectrum of motivating factors for universities, and suggests likely areas for future attention and developments. It further identifies a range of mo-tivations for learner participation, which may not be identical across cultures and which MOOC providers might wish to take into account.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2014
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 December 2015
Published date: 2015
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 370440
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/370440
PURE UUID: 2d7574bb-03e9-41e6-ae20-f4d6ffe883f2
ORCID for Su White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275
ORCID for Hugh Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459

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Date deposited: 23 Oct 2014 14:04
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 02:03

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Author: Su White ORCID iD
Author: Hugh Davis ORCID iD
Author: K.P. Dickens
Author: Manuel Leon Urrutia
Author: Ma Mar Sanchez Vera
Editor: S Zvacek
Editor: M Restivo
Editor: J Uhomoibhi
Editor: M Helfert

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