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Developing and implementing collaborative evaluation approaches with MOOCs and SLALiam Murray, Elaine Riordan, Amanda Whyler, Laura Swilley, AylarVazirabad, Mansour Alammar, Norah Banafi, Vera Carvalho, YanuarDwiPrastyo, Geraldine Exton, Ingrid Deloughery, Lisa Cadogan, Sinead Nash, Qing Miao, MazinAllyhani and Osama Al-MougheraUniversity of Limerick, Ireland
“Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education”, at
University of Central Lancashire in Preston, April 24th, 2014.
6 MA students
Evaluation: was part of their own module on ICT and SLA, but participation in MOOC activity was purely voluntary and not assessed.
Types of MOOCs
Clear Guidelines given
Ability to work at own pace
Well-known academics delivering material
Some courses followed PPP model (implications for SLA)
Suitable as tasters
Not a lot of variety in the delivery
Discussion forums too large
No chat function
Personalised support needed depending on the field/area
Not ab initio