In an online course, running for several weeks with many participants who have different personal styles, come from different backgrounds, and speak different languages, keeping participants motivated is a significant challenge. Here are some tips from an experienced MOOC designer that will maintain the engagement and sense of fun.
How do you analyze what happens in a MOOC? For such things as the behavior of the participants, where interactions between participants take place, what the quality of those interactions was, or how can the content improve? Learning analytics will tell you! This installment of the series on StartToMOOC focuses on the online resources you can use to evaluate your MOOC.
As more and more training moves into the cloud, enabling mobile access is all the rave. But doing this for a free and open course makes the designer’s life that much more exciting. Make design and development easy for yourself—use what is already out there before starting to develop your own mobile solutions that enable access to your open, online, or cloud course. Here’s how!
by Alan Reid
Integrating social media into academia is no longer a novel idea. But many educators may still wonder why they should do this, and, most specifically, they wonder whether Twitter is helpful. Research shows that, when used explicitly as a tool to improve self-regulation through metacognitive support, Twitter becomes very effective.
Software, especially for eLearning authoring, has undergone major change in the last decade. Most of this change is due to the Internet, and authoring tools have started to reflect the new possibilities that the cloud creates. If you are in the process of choosing an authoring tool, consider the tips in this short article.
Continuing the series on collaborative learning in the Cloud, this month you learn how to engage participants and increase learning in a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. This is very simple to do using common social media tools. Get the step-by-step details here!
When things go wrong, there may not be time for employees to fire up an eLearning module, attend a class, or get some coaching. The problem has to be fixed now. This is a key moment of need that formal and informal learning strategies often fail to address. There is a strategy that works, though – leveraging social media and job aids. This week’s tip shows you how.