Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire

International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education

The MOOC: What the research says

Que dit la recherche sur les MOOCs
Thierry Karsenti - Université de Montréal, CANADA
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This article presents a critical overview of the MOOC (massive open online course) in university education. We review the history of this innovative education delivery mode, highlight the main university actors who developed the MOOC, address the issue of the “openness” or cost-freeness of the MOOC, and describe how the MOOC works. We also discuss the issue of supergroups: how can 100,000 students be taught at once? We then look at assessment methods and so-called connectivist MOOCs. We conclude by reviewing the results of about 100 studies on the MOOC.

Date de publication : 2013-09-26

DOI : https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu.2013.228

Karsenti, T. (2013). The MOOC: What the research says. Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire, 10(2), 23-37. https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu.2013.228