Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

2015 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2015, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p.929-934 (2015)

ISBN:

9781479987917

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84946203309&partnerID=40&md5=81ee946aa4b0276bea4b28ff71765ef2

Keywords:

Curricula, E-learning, Effective learning, Exploratory studies, Independent variables, Information science, Learner's motivations, Made MOOCs, MOOC consumption, MOOC preferences, motivation, Philosophical aspects, Taxonomies, Teaching, Transfer MOOCs

Abstract:

<p>From being video repositories of courseware to dynamic adaptive e-learning models, the Massive Online Open Courseware (MOOC) ecosystem has matured significantly leading to a wider taxonomy of MOOCs. The most recent taxonomy of MOOCs captures eight broad classifications of MOOCs. Learners have different motivational drivers to choose and consume the different categories of MOOCs. There have been in-depth studies on the design of various pedagogical styles for MOOCs. There are also studies on learner's motivation for effective learning, retention and completion. However there have been few contributions to the literature in discerning the varying motivational drivers for choosing to consume the different styles of MOOCs. This study shows how motivation impacts the variations in the Indian learner's preferences to consume two contrasting classes of MOOCs which have fundamentally different philosophies: Transfer MOOCs and Made MOOCs. MOOCs created with recordings of existing classroom video lectures are categorized as Transfer MOOCs. Courses created exclusively for being presented as a MOOC with extensive use of modern video production and interactive digital content fall under Made MOOCs. The measure for learner's motivation has been developed through extensive exploratory studies and with revelations from relevant literature. The methodology involved a pan-India survey. Using the collected responses, an analytical model of preference for the respective MOOC categories was built using Ordinal Logit Regression with the scales on the motivation factors as the independent variables and age, gender, education and occupation as control variables. The results show preference for Transfer MOOCs and Made MOOCs are impacted by different motivating factors. These results would empower the MOOC designers to better understand the motivation of learners to prefer their respective MOOC styles and hence better cater to the consumer's needs. © 2015 IEEE.</p>

Notes:

cited By 0; Conference of International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2015 ; Conference Date: 10 August 2015 Through 13 August 2015; Conference Code:115835

Cite this Research Publication

D. G. Sooryanarayan and Gupta, D., “Impact of learner motivation on MOOC preferences: Transfer vs. made MOOCs”, in 2015 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2015, 2015, pp. 929-934.

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