REVIEWS: A MOOC approach for training researchers in developing countries

REVIEWS: A MOOC approach for training researchers in developing countries  

  By: Andy Nobes on Jan. 22, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

This is the subject of week 1 - please post your reviews below

Deadline: tomorrow

https://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/476

Abstract

We report on an online course in research writing offered in a massive open online course (MOOC) format for developing country researchers. The concepts of cognitive presence, teacher presence, and social presence informed the design of the course, with a philosophy of strong social interaction supported by guest facilitators. The course was developed with low-bandwidth elements and hosted on a Moodle site. It was offered twice as a MOOC and 2830 learners from more than 90 countries, mainly in the developing world, took part. The average completion rate was 53%. Female learners and learners who were active in the forums were more likely to complete the course. Our MOOC approach may be a useful model for continuing professional development training in the developing world.

 

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Re: REVIEWS: A MOOC approach for training researchers in developing countries  

  By: Andy Test on Jan. 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

This paper is great. It includes all the stuff about AuthorAID MOOCs and Andy Nobes is involved, so it's bound to be good

 

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