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The iMOOC: Investigating Engagement and Global Learners’ Experiences in a unique Coursera MOOC PROCEEDINGS

, , SUNY Empire State College, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Kona, Hawaii, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

MOOCs and other online courses helping international learners better understand American culture and the academic system are relatively rare. Research indicates that this plays a significant role in student attrition and dropouts. By leveraging the powerful Coursera platform, faculty members at SUNY Empire State College were able to successfully develop a unique, massively open online course titled “iMOOC101: Mastering American e-Learning”. This 5 week, competency based MOOC enables learners to gain proficiency in various competency areas such as technology, language and culture, the American educational system, communications and professional contexts and helps learners master American e-Learning and U.S. virtual work environments. The purpose of the study was to examine the overall engagement and global learners’ experiences in the iMOOC. In this paper we present findings of the study, discuss lessons learned and next steps.

Citation

Deshpande, A. & Chukhlomin, V. (2015). The iMOOC: Investigating Engagement and Global Learners’ Experiences in a unique Coursera MOOC. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 90-96). Kona, Hawaii, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 20, 2018 from .

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