A MOOC-based flipped class: Lessons learned from the orchestration perspective

I’m happy to inform that the work by my PhD students Fernanda Rodríguez and Josefina Hernández-Correa entitled “A MOOC-based flipped class: Lessons learned from the orchestration perspective” has been accepted as a full paper at the EMOOCs 2017 conference. This work was done together with the Prof. Julio Pertuzé (UC) and the Prof. Carlos Alario-Hoyos (UC3M).

Here you have the abstract. Have a look at the abstract and I will let you know when the paper is published in LNCS:

This paper presents the results of a case study about the orchestration process of a MOOC-based flipped-class, and the students’ adoption of this teaching practice. The study was conducted on a mandatory third-year course on Organizational Behavior in the School of Engineering of Pontificia Univer- sidad Católica de Chile with 346 students. The data analysis shows that students pay more attention in class and are more participative, even though this means more work and study. Also, implementing this strategy is much more work for the teacher than giving a traditional face-to-face lecture, but the students pay more attention in class and are more participative. Furthermore, up to 96% of the students were active in the MOOC under study before class, especially revising the video-lectures, and students who were more active in the MOOC showed better scores on the course exams than those less active, and this difference is statistically significant. These findings suggest that a MOOC-based flipped class is a good solution to promote student’s motivation and learning, but the implementation of this teaching strategy is delicate and must be very well planned out. We provide a list of lessons learned about five key factors to be considered when orchestrating a MOOC-based flipped classroom: design, management, awareness, adaptation and role of actors.

Rodríguez, F., Hernández-Correa, J., Pérez-Sanagustín, M., Pertuzé, J., Alario-Hoyos, C. A MOOC-based flipped class: Lessons learned from the orchestration perspective, EMOOCs 2017, Accepted.

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