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Learners on the Periphery: Lurkers as Invisible Learners
Sarah Honeychurch; Aras Bozkurt; Lenandlar Singh; Apostolos Koutropoulos
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 20, No. 1 (2017) pp. 191–211
Lurkers, who are also known as silent learners, observers, browsers, read-only participants, vicarious learners, free-riders, witness learners, or legitimate peripheral participants (our preferred term), tend to be hard to track in a course because...
Community Tracking in a cMOOC and Nomadic Learner Behavior Identification on a Connectivist Rhizomatic Learning Network
Aras Bozkurt; Sarah Honeychurch; Autumm Caines; Maha Bali; Apostolos Koutropoulos; Dave Cormier
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Vol. 17, No. 4 (2016)
This article contributes to the literature on connectivism, connectivist MOOCs (cMOOCs) and rhizomatic learning by examining participant interactions, community formation and nomadic learner behavior in a particular cMOOC, #rhizo15, facilitated for...
What Tweets Tell us About MOOC Participation
Apostolos Koutropoulos; Sean Abajian; Inge deWaard; Rebecca Hogue; Nilgun Keskin; C. Rodriguez
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb 04, 2014) pp. 8–21
In this research paper, the authors analyze the collected Twitter data output during MobiMOOC 2011. This six-week data stream includes all tweets that contain the MOOC's hashtag (#mobiMOOC) and it has been analyzed using qualitative methodology. The ...
Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education
Inge de Waard; Sean Abajian; Michael Gallagher; Rebecca Hogue; Nilgün Keskin; Apostolos Koutropoulos; Osvaldo Rodriguez
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 12, No. 7 (Nov 22, 2011) pp. 94–115
In this paper, we look at how the massive open online course (MOOC) format developed by connectivist researchers and enthusiasts can help analyze the complexity, emergence, and chaos at work in the field of education today. We do this through the...
Merging MOOC and mLearning for Increased Learner Interactions
Inge de Waard; Apostolos Koutropoulos; Rebecca Hogue; Sean Abajian; Nilgün Keskin; C. Rodriguez; Michael Gallagher
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 4, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 34–46
In this paper, the authors suggest the merger of the Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) format and mobile learning (mLearning) based on mutual affordances of both contemporary learning/teaching formats to investigate learner interactions and...
Emotive Vocabulary in MOOCs: Context & Participant Retention
Apostolos Koutropoulos; Michael Sean Gallagher; Sean C. Abajian; Inge de Waard; Rebecca Joanne Hogue; Nilgun Ozdamar Keskin; C Osvaldo Rodriguez
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 1 (2011)
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have been growing in popularity with educational researchers, instructors, and learners in online environments. Online discussions are as important in MOOCs as in other online courses. Online discussions that...