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Evaluation of a MOOC pilot: impacts on pedagogical and technical design and dementia education research


Kelder, J and King, Carolyn and Carew, T and O'Reilly, J and Robinson, A and Vickers, J, Evaluation of a MOOC pilot: impacts on pedagogical and technical design and dementia education research, Proceedings of Ascilite 2013, 1-4 December 2013, Macquarie University, Sydney, pp. 456-460. ISBN 978-1-74138-403-1 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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This paper presents the evaluation of the pilot of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Understanding Dementia. The business case identified potential benefits of: ability to deliver high quality expert knowledge about dementia on an international scale; a dataset for dementia research of international perspectives on dementia care; enhanced reputation of the University and providing a pathway to traditional course for non-traditional students. The development team used a design-based research approach guided by the evaluation-research framework for e-learning and the concept of an ‘e-learning life cycle’ in (Phillips et al. 2012). The paper describes the evaluation-research design and results for the pilot phase. It shows how data analysis from the pilot informed the pedagogical and technical aspects of the learning design for the first full release and the value of a planned, evaluation research approach informing design from pilot to maturity.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:MOOC pilot, dementia education, evaluation-research design
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Kelder, J (Dr Jo-Anne Kelder)
UTAS Author:King, Carolyn (Dr Carolyn King)
UTAS Author:Carew, T (Mr Tony Carew)
UTAS Author:O'Reilly, J (Mr Jeremy O'Reilly)
UTAS Author:Robinson, A (Professor Andrew Robinson)
UTAS Author:Vickers, J (Professor James Vickers)
ID Code:88033
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-01-08
Last Modified:2014-11-26
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