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Understanding Learning and Learning Design in MOOCs: A Measurement-Based Interpretation

Sandra Kaye Milligan, Patrick Griffin

Journal of Learning Analytics | Society for Learning Analytics Research


The paper describes empirical investigations of how participants in a MOOC learn, and the implications for MOOC design. A learner capability to generate higher order learning in MOOCs — called crowd-sourced learning (C-SL) capability — was defined from learning science literature. The capability comprised a complex yet interrelated array of attitudes, beliefs, and understandings about learning that participants bring to a MOOC and which shape their behaviour and explain why individuals differ in their ability to generate higher order learning. The capability was formulated as a developmental progression describing behaviours associated with five levels, from novice to expert, charting the de..

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