Cilt 18, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 143 - 156 2017-01-01

CONNECTIVITY OF LEARNING IN MOOCs: FACILITATORS’ EXPERIENCES IN TEAM TEACHING

Martin Alonso MERCADO-VARELA [1] , Jesus BELTRAN [2] , Marisol Villegas PEREZ [3] , Nohemi Rivera VAZQUEZ [4] , Maria-Soledad RAMIREZ-MONTOYA [5]

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The role of facilitators in distance learning environments is of substantial importance in supporting the learning process. This article specifically discusses the role of the facilitator in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), which are characterized by their stimulation of learning connections. The study analyzes the experiences of 135 facilitators in hybrid courses (cMOOC + xMOOC) where the following are explored: (1) the strategies used by the facilitators to encourage learning connections, (2) the challenges they faced in their activities, and (3) the basic skills required. A mixed method was used with a convergent design, through the application of a questionnaire qualitative and quantitative data were collected simultaneously. It was found that the collaborative construction of knowledge is the most widely used strategy to promote learning connections in MOOCs and that its design is the biggest challenge that facilitators faced while carrying out their activities.

MOOC,connectivism,distance facilitators,open educational resources,open education movement
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Dergi Bölümü Volume: 18 Issue: 1, 2017
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Yazar: Martin Alonso MERCADO-VARELA
E-posta: martin_mercado44@hotmail.com
Kurum: Instituto de Investigacion y Desarrollo Educativo Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
Ülke: Mexico


Yazar: Jesus BELTRAN
E-posta: j.beltrans@hotmail.com
Kurum: La Salle Northwest University, Mexico
Ülke: Mexico


Yazar: Marisol Villegas PEREZ
E-posta: Marisol.villegas7@outlook.com
Kurum: Sonora Institute of Technology Avda. 5 Febrero 818 sur, 85000, Obregon, Mexico
Ülke: Mexico


Yazar: Nohemi Rivera VAZQUEZ
E-posta: nohemirv@hotmail.com
Kurum: Instructional design, McKenzie Paseo de la Reforma 505, Cuauhtemoc, Ciudad de México
Ülke: Mexico


Yazar: Maria-Soledad RAMIREZ-MONTOYA
E-posta: solramirez@itesm.mx
Kurum: School of Humanities and Education Tecnologico de Monterrey, Avda. Garza Sada 2501 sur, Monterrey, Mexico
Ülke: Mexico


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tojde285812, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2017}, volume = {18}, pages = {143 - 156}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.285812}, title = {CONNECTIVITY OF LEARNING IN MOOCs: FACILITATORS’ EXPERIENCES IN TEAM TEACHING}, language = {en}, key = {cite}, author = {VAZQUEZ, Nohemi Rivera and MERCADO-VARELA, Martin Alonso and PEREZ, Marisol Villegas and RAMIREZ-MONTOYA, Maria-Soledad and BELTRAN, Jesus} }
APA MERCADO-VARELA, M , BELTRAN, J , PEREZ, M , VAZQUEZ, N , RAMIREZ-MONTOYA, M . (2017). CONNECTIVITY OF LEARNING IN MOOCs: FACILITATORS’ EXPERIENCES IN TEAM TEACHING. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18 (1), 143-156. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.285812
MLA MERCADO-VARELA, M , BELTRAN, J , PEREZ, M , VAZQUEZ, N , RAMIREZ-MONTOYA, M . "CONNECTIVITY OF LEARNING IN MOOCs: FACILITATORS’ EXPERIENCES IN TEAM TEACHING". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 143-156 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/27160/285812>
Chicago MERCADO-VARELA, M , BELTRAN, J , PEREZ, M , VAZQUEZ, N , RAMIREZ-MONTOYA, M . "CONNECTIVITY OF LEARNING IN MOOCs: FACILITATORS’ EXPERIENCES IN TEAM TEACHING". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 143-156
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