Yıl 2016, Cilt 17, Sayı 4, Sayfalar 0 - 0 2016-10-01

COMMUNITY TRACKING IN A cMOOC AND NOMADIC LEARNER BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION ON A CONNECTIVIST RHIZOMATIC LEARNING NETWORK

Aras BOZKURT [1] , Sarah HONEYCHURCH [2] , Autumm CAINES [3] , Maha BALI [4] , Apostolos KOUTROPOULOS [5] , Dave CORMIER [6]

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This article contributes to the literature on connectivism, connectivist MOOCs (cMOOCs) and rhizomatic learning by examining participant interactions, community formation and nomadic learner behavior in a particular cMOOC, #rhizo15, facilitated for 6 weeks by Dave Cormier. It further focuses on what we can learn by observing Twitter interactions particularly. As an explanatory mixed research design, Social Network Analysis and content analysis were employed for the purposes of the research. SNA is used at the macro, meso and micro levels, and content analysis of one week of the MOOC was conducted using the Community of Inquiry framework. The macro level analysis demonstrates that communities in a rhizomatic connectivist networks have chaotic relationships with other communities in different dimensions (clarified by use of hashtags of concurrent, past and future events). A key finding at the meso level was that as #rhizo15 progressed and number of active participants decreased, interaction increased in overall network. The micro level analysis further reveals that, though completely online, the nature of open online ecosystems are very convenient to facilitate the formation of community. The content analysis of week 3 tweets demonstrated that cognitive presence was the most frequently observed, while teaching presence (teaching behaviors of both facilitator and participants) was the lowest. This research recognizes the limitations of looking only at Twitter when #rhizo15 conversations occurred over multiple platforms frequented by overlapping but not identical groups of people. However, it provides a valuable partial perspective at the macro meso and micro levels that contribute to our understanding of community-building in cMOOCs. 
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Yazar: Aras BOZKURT

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Yazar: Maha BALI

Yazar: Apostolos KOUTROPOULOS

Yazar: Dave CORMIER

Bibtex @ { tojde263476, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2016}, volume = {17}, pages = {0 - 0}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.09231}, title = {COMMUNITY TRACKING IN A cMOOC AND NOMADIC LEARNER BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION ON A CONNECTIVIST RHIZOMATIC LEARNING NETWORK}, key = {cite}, author = {HONEYCHURCH, Sarah and BALI, Maha and CORMIER, Dave and CAINES, Autumm and BOZKURT, Aras and KOUTROPOULOS, Apostolos} }
APA BOZKURT, A , HONEYCHURCH, S , CAINES, A , BALI, M , KOUTROPOULOS, A , CORMIER, D . (2016). COMMUNITY TRACKING IN A cMOOC AND NOMADIC LEARNER BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION ON A CONNECTIVIST RHIZOMATIC LEARNING NETWORK. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 17 (4), 0-0. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.09231
MLA BOZKURT, A , HONEYCHURCH, S , CAINES, A , BALI, M , KOUTROPOULOS, A , CORMIER, D . "COMMUNITY TRACKING IN A cMOOC AND NOMADIC LEARNER BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION ON A CONNECTIVIST RHIZOMATIC LEARNING NETWORK". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 17 (2016): 0-0 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/24967/263476>
Chicago BOZKURT, A , HONEYCHURCH, S , CAINES, A , BALI, M , KOUTROPOULOS, A , CORMIER, D . "COMMUNITY TRACKING IN A cMOOC AND NOMADIC LEARNER BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION ON A CONNECTIVIST RHIZOMATIC LEARNING NETWORK". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 17 (2016): 0-0
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ISNAD BOZKURT, Aras , HONEYCHURCH, Sarah , CAINES, Autumm , BALI, Maha , KOUTROPOULOS, Apostolos , CORMIER, Dave . "COMMUNITY TRACKING IN A cMOOC AND NOMADIC LEARNER BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION ON A CONNECTIVIST RHIZOMATIC LEARNING NETWORK". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 17 / 4 (Ekim 2016): 0-0. http://dx.doi.org/10.17718/tojde.09231