H-MOOC Framework: Reusing MOOCs for Hybrid Education

NOW PUBLISHED!!! Have a look at the paper http://rdcu.be/oMnE 

Today we have been announced that our paper, published together with Isabel Hilliger (UC), Carlos Alario-Hoyos (UC3M), Carlos Delgado Kloos (UC3), and Saif Rayyan (MIT) “H-MOOC Framework: Reusing MOOCs for Hybrid Education” has been officially accepted for publication.

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Pérez-Sanagustín, M., Hilliger, I., Alario-Hoyos, Delgado Kloos, C., Rayyan, S. (Accepted) C. H-MOOC Framework: Reusing MOOCs for Hybrid Education, Journal of Computing in Higher Education (JCHE). JCR-SSCI, Q4, Impact Factor: 0.5.

It is a great pleasure since this paper presents what, from my point of view, is going to be the tendency in Higher Education institutions: benefit from the investment they did for producing MOOCs by reusing them to propose innovative learning practices. In this paper, we did an effort to systematically classify the different initiatives there have been described in the literature to reuse MOOCs within traditional learning practices in a framework called H-MOOC. This framework aims at being a support for inspiring other practitioners in the design of learning experiences in which MOOC are reused. Here I leave the abstract and I promise to send you the link as soon as it gets finally published. I hope you enjoy it!

Abstract. Since Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) started to become part of the scene of Higher Education (HE), many institutions have joined the race of MOOC creation. However, producing MOOCs has shown to be a cumbersome and expensive activity for HE institutions. For this reason, many universities have started to explore and experiment with hybrid initiatives in which locally produced and third-party MOOCs are reused and integrated into traditional courses. Most of the hybrid initiatives described in the literature so far focus on flipped classroom experiences, although there are some other possibilities for integrating MOOCs in the curriculum. Moreover, few studies have reported on the institutional support required for implementing hybrid initiatives, and their benefits from a curriculum perspective. In order to shed some light on the opportunities that arise from the reuse of MOOCs, this paper presents H-MOOC, a framework that describes hybrid MOOC-based initiatives as a continuum of two factors: (1) institutional support to reuse an existing MOOC, and (2) curricular content alignment between the MOOC and the program, or the course hybridized. In addition, H-MOOC proposes indicators to measure the impact of these initiatives at both educational and institutional levels. Examples of actual hybrid initiatives and a set of guiding questions are presented to show how to apply the H-MOOC framework in different contexts.

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