Quality of Online Learning: Adding MOOC into the mix?
Afsaneh Sharif, Hosein Moeini, University of British Columbia, Canada ; Merce Gisbert, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Online learning is a broad term that can describe a learning environment supported via information and communications technology. Online learning has become a diverse and dynamic world in which educators and learners almost every day create new methods or strategies for learning. By carefully investigating the new paths that our learners are choosing, we educators use more tools and different strategies to make the learning journey a quality one. In this paper, by focusing on online learning’s current standing and future development, we will briefly investigate the quality of online learning from an instructional designer’s perspective. We will also argue that investigating learners’ perspectives on the quality of online learning is essential, since doing so allows instructional designers to use better strategies and tools when designing online courses.
Sharif, A., Moeini, H. & Gisbert, M. (2013). Quality of Online Learning: Adding MOOC into the mix?. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 922-928). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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