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What do students think about MOOC?

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What do students think about MOOC?

  1. 1. What do students think about MOOC? A study case: West University of Timisoara, Romania 12th eLearning and Software for Education Conference eLSE 2016, 21-22 April 2016 Bucharest Image credit: stefyheart
  2. 2. Gabriela GROSSECK gabriela.grosseck@e-uvt.ro @ggrosseck (Twitter, Slideshare, Instagram, etc.)
  3. 3. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/uvteinspira/ Credit Photos – WUT students This is a video (promo)
  4. 4. Online Questionnaire November 2015
  5. 5. More than 800 respondents / 630 valid
  6. 6. 86,6% F / 13,4% M
  7. 7. AGE: 80,7% under 21; 10,9% between 21-24; 5% between 25-30; 3,4% above 30
  8. 8. 94,1% heard about online courses 95,1% F 87,5% M
  9. 9. 6,3% M 7,8% F follow an online course learning foreign languages
  10. 10. curiosity / necessity of training (1!!!!!!!)
  11. 11. Coursera edX DuoLingo
  12. 12. English ≈ Romanian
  13. 13. 50%: finalized courses (1 – certificate)
  14. 14. Satisfacion: 8,22
  15. 15. 22% -> MOOC
  16. 16. the culture of a „serious” participation
  17. 17. 2,5: don’t know other students / persons 2,34: mother tongue 2,27: weak offer
  18. 18. YES: 81,6%
  19. 19. options: professional training / personal development
  20. 20. ADVANTAGES 1 = To a Small Extent 5 = To a Great Extent
  21. 21. 4,38: skills prof. dev. 4,31: skills personal dev. 4,02: daily abilities 3,01: short period 3,14: formal educational level 3,24: diversity
  22. 22. DISADVANTAGES 3,24: formal recognition 3,01: employee’s recognition 2,73: language
  23. 23. „POSITIVE” DISADVANTAGES 1,93: mistrust 2,04: lack of interactions 2,34: trainers’ guidance
  24. 24. X a CULTURE of „continuous training”
  25. 25. „SERIOUS” ACTIVITIES traditional courses
  26. 26. X f2f interactions continuous guidance
  27. 27. X disadvantages O avantages
  28. 28. CONCLUSIONS??
  29. 29. FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
  30. 30. ~ „roundness” of professional luggage
  31. 31. - „valuable” add-ons -> credits / certifications
  32. 32. TIME for studies
  33. 33. X engagement culture online activities without a formal „remuneration/ remittance”
  34. 34. potential grow of online participation A wall which connects people
  35. 35. „the one next to you”
  36. 36. MOOC?? YESsssssssss
  37. 37. This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040: NOVAMOOC – Development and innovative implementation of MOOCs in Higher Education The NOVAMOOC team Gabriela GROSSECK Laura MALIȚA Vlad CHIRIAC Ramona BRAN Laurențiu ȚÎRU Carmen HOLOTESCU Mihai ViLCEA Alex TOPÂRCEANU Dorin NEAGOE

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