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Towards an Outcome-based Discovery and Filtering of MOOCs using moocrank

Israel Gutirrez-Rojas, Derick Leony, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Mar Prez-Sanagustn, Carlos Delgado-Kloos
Lausanne, 10th February 2014

Large MOOC offerings that hinder the discovery of relevant MOOCS

Different descriptions to define Learning Outcomes (LO)

Learn to Program @ Coursera

Programming Languages @ Udacity

Taking advantage of previous work

statements of what a learner knows, understands and is able to do on completion of a learning process

Outcomes Best practices and recommendations Open ICOPER Content Space

Concepts Intended Learning Outcomes Achieved Learning Outcomes

Need for a common taxonomy

Focusing on intended LO places learners needs in center of process (Crespo et al., 2010) Integration of a common taxonomy as a solution to improve awareness of MOOCs and platforms Survey of 70 people based in Spanish showed than more than half didnt know common platforms How to facilitate outcome-based discovery of MOOCs?

Requirements specified
Identify MOOC learning outcomes and map them with taxonomy Manage users profiles based on intended LO

Support the discovery of MOOCs based on profiles

Filter MOOCs based on users profiles


Learning outcomes profile

Taxonomy: CSC2013 in InLOC

MOOC recommendation

Coursera edX Udacity

Existing solutions for MOOC aggregation (ClassCentral, CourseTalk) Other solutions propose learning paths (MyEducationPath, SkillAcademy) Ease of application for other domains

Classification approach is applicable to other resources besides MOOCs Crowdsourcing approach brings pros and cons

Next steps
Include social features:
Rank courses Comment about experience Feedback about professor, contents and learning pace

Improve usability of the tool Collecting dependencies between courses Exploring application for learning at the workplace