Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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MOOCs as a tool to connect higher education and professional experience? Experiences from a student made MOOC on E-Learning
Joachim Griesbaum, Matthias Görtz

Last modified: 10-06-2015


This paper describes results from a student-made MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on E-Learning. The main focus of interest lies on two aspects. Firstly, to explore the potential of using the process of creating a MOOC as a teaching method and secondly, to get insights into the affordances and outcomes linked to a cooperation with a knowledge-based company during the course of events of the MOOC. Both concepts aim for an improvement of quality in higher education by combining the concept of “learning by doing” with the initiation of communication between students and professionals in the field. On the one hand, the data  shows that employing the task of building a MOOC as a teaching method is a very worthwhile didactic approach to initiate a complex and authentic learning scenario. On the other hand, the outcome indicates that the realized level of participation is expandable.


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