Yıl 2018, Cilt 19, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 215 - 233 2018-01-01

Developing A MOOC Initiative: Lessons Learned from the Universitat Politècnica de València Experience

Ignacio DESPUJOL [1] , Linda CASTANEDA [2] , Carlos TURRO [3]

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Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) was the European institution with more MOOC course runs done by December 2016. This paper describes and analyses the decision-making process, and rationale of the development of this low budget real MOOC institutional initiative carried out by a traditional higher educational medium sized institution. This analysis is done using an Evaluative Research (ER) method based on an iterative approach of 6 cycles of formative evaluation. It has been a multiple stage process that includes many aspects. In this paper, we will analyze two of them: the creation, organization and management of a fast and cheap MOOC production process, including the several tools, plans, and procedures that have enabled UPV to create courses fast and with a low-cost; and the technical evolution of the initiative, with the different platforms that have been used. As a consequence of this process, UPV has its own platform (upvx.es) based on openedX and is a member of edx.org, with 50 courses, 177 editions, and more than 632.000 enrollments. The completion rate is 8.69%, and post-course surveys reveal a high level of satisfaction from students. The paper will finish addressing the challenges of making this an entirely self-sustainable initiative and reflecting about what is required for evaluating this experience globally.

MOOC, e-learning, Open Universities, higher education initiatives
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Dergi Bölümü Articles

Yazar: Ignacio DESPUJOL (Sorumlu Yazar)
E-posta: ndespujol@asic.upv.es

Yazar: Linda CASTANEDA
E-posta: lindacq@um.es

Yazar: Carlos TURRO
E-posta: turro@cc.upv.es

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tojde382805, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2018}, volume = {19}, pages = {215 - 233}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.382805}, title = {Developing A MOOC Initiative: Lessons Learned from the Universitat Politècnica de València Experience}, key = {cite}, author = {CASTANEDA, Linda and DESPUJOL, Ignacio and TURRO, Carlos} }
APA DESPUJOL, I , CASTANEDA, L , TURRO, C . (2018). Developing A MOOC Initiative: Lessons Learned from the Universitat Politècnica de València Experience. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 19 (1), 215-233. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.382805
MLA DESPUJOL, I , CASTANEDA, L , TURRO, C . "Developing A MOOC Initiative: Lessons Learned from the Universitat Politècnica de València Experience". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 19 (2018): 215-233 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/34638/382805>
Chicago DESPUJOL, I , CASTANEDA, L , TURRO, C . "Developing A MOOC Initiative: Lessons Learned from the Universitat Politècnica de València Experience". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 19 (2018): 215-233
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