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Malaysia MOOCs: students’ pattern of interaction

Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Abdul Latiff@Bapoo, Lili Suriani and Mat Daud, Nor Shidrah (2015) Malaysia MOOCs: students’ pattern of interaction. In: International Conference on e-Learning (ICeL 2016), 26-28 May 2015, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) provides an interactive avenue for unlimited number of participants to interact and collaborate on joint projects. Realising the potential of MOOCs in accommodating more and diverse learners, four MOOCs were introduced by the Malaysian Ministry of Education in 2014. These courses allowed students from all the Malaysian public educational institutions to benefit from the shared content. They were expected to discuss issues related to their field of studies and share their experiences. Postings sent were analysed to study their patterns of interaction particularly the number of postings, threads and patterns of turn-taking. The contents of the messages were also analysed to determine if they reflect effective learning. The study found that there was not much evidence of collaborative learning and co-construction of knowledge. There was a high percentage of greetings and sharing of ‘words of wisdom’ compared to discussions on issues related to the lessons. It was also observed that they wrote longer in the reflection page than in the discussion forum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 419/45945
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2016 02:17
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2016 02:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45945

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