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Developing a new generation MOOC (ngMOOC): a design-based implementation research project with cognitive architecture and student feedback in mind

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posted on 31.03.2020, 12:56 by Geoff Woolcott, Carolyn Seton, Raina Mason, Ouhao ChenOuhao Chen, Warren Lake, Christos Markopoulos, William Boyd
This paper describes a design-based implementation research (DBIR) approach to the development and trialling of a new generation massive open online course (ngMOOC) situated in an instructional setting of undergraduate mathematics at a regional Australian university. This process is underscored by two important innovations: (a) a basis in a well-established human cognitive architecture in terms of cognitive load theory; and (b) point-of-contact feedback based in a well-tested online system dedicated to enhancing the learning process. Analysis of preliminary trials suggests that the DBIR approach to the ngMOOC construction and development supports theoretical standpoints that argue for an understanding of how design for optimal learning can utilise conditions, such as differing online or blended educational contexts, in order to be effective and scalable. The ngMOOC development described in this paper marks the adoption of a cognitive architecture in conjunction with feedback systems, offering the groundwork for use of adaptive systems that cater for learner expertise. This approach seems especially useful in constructing and developing online learning that is self-paced and curriculum-based.

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Mathematics Education Centre

Published in

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

Volume

22

Issue

1

Pages

14 - 35

Publisher

Sciendo

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© EDEN

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access article. It is published by Sciendo under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

08/04/2019

Publication date

2019-07-01

Copyright date

2019

eISSN

1027-5207

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Ouhao Chen. Deposit date: 31 March 2020