ProjectLens: Supporting project-based collaborative learning on MOOCs

Hao Fei Cheng, Bowen Yu, Yeong Hoon Park, Haiyi Zhu

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Abstract

Team project, which emphasizes collaborative learning in a project-based context, is one of the most commonly-used teaching and learning methods in higher education classrooms, but is not well-supported on existing Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms. In this paper, we present ProjectLens, a MOOC supplement tool that supports team projects building and collaborative learning on MOOC platforms like Coursera and edX. In addition, ProjectLens is a research tool that provides opportunities to conduct large-scale field experiments to study how different factors influence the effectiveness of collaborative learning. We illustrate how ProjectLens can achieve these two goals in a case example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationL@S 2017 - Proceedings of the 4th (2017) ACM Conference on Learning at Scale
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages253-256
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344500
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 12 2017
Event4th Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2017 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2017Apr 21 2017

Publication series

NameL@S 2017 - Proceedings of the 4th (2017) ACM Conference on Learning at Scale

Other

Other4th Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period4/20/174/21/17

Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • Group collaboration
  • MOOCs
  • Massive open online courses

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