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WS3: How to Improve the Quality of Open Education and MOOCs: An Interactive workshop
Tuesday, 25/Apr/2017:
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Session Chair: Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
Session Chair: Christian M. Stracke, Open University of the Netherlands
Location: Platon

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 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 online surveys with three groups of target audience, namely, MOOC learners, designers and facilitators.

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.

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How to improve the quality of Open Education and MOOCs: An interactive workshop

Christian M. Stracke1, Esther Tan1, Cleo Sgouropoulou2, Achilleas Kameas3, Bill Vassiliadis3, António Teixeira4, Maria do Carmo Pinto4

1Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands, The; 2National Quality Infrastructure System of Greece; 3Hellenic Open University; 4Universidad Aberta de Lisboa

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