Global Viewpoints on Open Educational Resources for Blended Learning

Thumbnail Image
Links
Date
2022-09
Authors
Blomgren, Connie
Cleveland-Innes, Martha
Chudaeva, Elena
Editor
Corporate Author
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Report/Paper Number
Abstract
PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // OER are considered a key component to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) as well as being foundational to meeting the other remaining sixteen goals.For several years, the Blended Learning Practice MOOC has been offered in a partnership between Athabasca University and the Commonwealth of Learning. The Global Viewpoints on Open Educational Resources for Blended Learning research project analyszed mooc data to explore the following research question: What are the impressions of cMOOC participants with regards to Open Educational Resources as part of blended learning and teaching? Through the assistance of Athabasca University’s Research Centre's Idea Lab, and the use of digital tools including natural language processing and machine learning, cMOOC participants' discussion forum posts on Open Educational Resources provided initial findings reported upon in this paper and that will be further analyzed using a Force Field Analysis methodology. Researchers report upon the use of cloud-based computing provided by Amazon Web Services and their research arm RONIN as well as the making of a digital management plan. // Paper ID 5737
Description
Subject
Open Educational Resources, Natural language processing, cMOOC, digital research tools
Country
Canada
Region
Caribbean and Americas
Series
Citation