Learning groups in MOOCs: Lessons for online learning in Higher Education
Isabwe, Ghislain Maurice Norbert
Muyinda, Paul Birevu
MetadataShow full item record
When there is interaction within online learning groups, meaningful learning is achieved. Motivating and sustaining effective student interactions requires planning, coordination and implementation of curriculum, pedagogy and technology. For our aim to understand online learning group processes through identification of effective online learning group mechanisms, comparative analysis was used on a massive open online course (MOOC) run in 2015 and 2016. Qualitative (interaction on the platform) and quantitative (survey) methods were used. The findings revealed several possible ways to improve online learning group processes. This paper concludes that course organization helped in increasing individual participation in the groups. Motivation by peers helped to increase sustainability of interaction in the learning groups. Applying these mechanisms in higher education can help making online learning groups effective.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
E-learning software acquisition for blended learning: The case of higher institutions in Uganda with limited budgets Agaba, Joab Ezra (Makerere University, 2009-12)With the rapid growth of information technology together with the growing demand for educational services in developing countries, the blending of face-to-face learning with e-learning is no longer a luxury. The question ...
E-learning practices in teaching, learning and research at Makerere University, University of Dar Es Salaam, and University of Nairobi. Walimbwa, Michael (Makerere University, 2007)The practice of e-learning in universities is here to stay. This study is a structured description of e-learning practices in Makerere University, the University of Nairobi and the University of Dar es Salaam. The practice ...
Perceptions towards the use of E-teaching and learning: A case of the Makerere University Electronic Learning Environment, MUELE Nuwe, John Paul (Makerere University, 2019-11)This study aimed at exploring the different perceptions of Lecturers and Students towards E-teaching and learning based on the Makerere University Electronic Learning Environment (MUELE) at the School of Distance and ...