publication . Article . 2015

Forum posting habits and attainment in a dual-mode MOOC

Onah, Daniel F. O.; Sinclair, Jane; Boyatt, Russell;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Infonomics Society
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Discussion forums in massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a primary means of interaction among learners and instructors. Despite their widespread use there is concern that forums are not an effective means of promoting engagement and learning. This paper examines issues relating to forums through a brief literature review and by drawing on data from a specific MOOC run by the University of Warwick. Two parallel delivery modes allow comparison of forum participation. We analysed two users; those who contributed to forums and those who did not, using comparison of their final average grades in quizzes to analyse their performance rate. We classified super poste...
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