The quality of MOOCs: Results from latest four research surveys and discussion of the Quality Reference Framework for MOOCs

Christian M. Stracke, Esther Tan, Achilleas Kameas, Bill Vassiliadis, António Teixeira, Maria Do Carmo Teixeira Pinto, Cleo Sgouropoulou

National Quality Infrastructure System of Greece

Action Lab 1 hour 30 minutes

This interactive workshop addresses the quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and is organized by MOOQ, the European Alliance for Quality of MOOCs. The results from latest four research surveys and the Quality Reference Framework (QRF) for MOOCs will be introduced. Main goals of the interactive MOOQ workshop are: (1) the discussion of the results from the four online surveys, and (2) the presentation and discussion of the Quality Reference Framework for MOOCs based on extensive desktop research and literature reviews and the results from the four online surveys with four groups of target audience, namely, MOOC learners, designers, implementers, and providers.
Leading question will be: How can the findings from the four online surveys and the new QRF improve future MOOCs? The interactive workshop of 90 minutes combines different methods: In the first short part (30 minutes), the results of the four online surveys are presented and discussed in a question-and-answer session. In the second part (60 minutes), the QRF developed by MOOQ is briefly introduced and afterwards debated in detail in an Interactive World Cafe: All quality dimensions and their indicators are investigated as to how they fit and contribute to improve the quality of MOOCs for learners, designers, providers and decision makers of MOOCs. The results from the small groups on quality dimensions are presented and integrated in plenary. Finally, next activities towards a joint future collaboration and activities are explored by all participants.
The intended audience are all experts, practitioners and novices sharing interest in Open Education and the quality of MOOCs: Contributions by conference participants as well as by online participants commenting via twitter are most welcome and encouraged.
Workshop facilitator: Dr. Christian M. Stracke (christian.stracke@ou.nl), Associate Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands and Co-Chair of the Open Education Research Cluster

Presentation

The quality of MOOCs: Results from latest four research surveys and discussion of the Quality Reference Framework for MOOCs from Open Education Consortium