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Title: Metaanálisis de la investigación sobre MOOC en el período 2013-2014
Author: Sangrà Morer, Albert
González Sanmamed, Mercedes
Anderson, Terry
Keywords: MOOC
higher education
online courses
open education
learning environments
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Publisher: Educación XX1
Citation: Sangrà, A., González, M. & Anderson, T. (2015). Metaanálisis de la investigación sobre MOOC en el período 2013-2014. Educación XX1, 18(2), 21-49. doi: 10.5944/educXX1.13463
Abstract: The first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was launched in 2008 in Canada. Ever since then the proliferation of these kinds of initiatives from all over the world have sparked interesting discussions regarding its benefits and implications in the field of education. In order to work through the debate surrounding MOOCs and their educational possibilities that have been generally based on opinion, intuition or isolated experiences it is necessary to have evidence that allows for a systematic, detailed and contrastive evaluation. Following the methodology used in an earlier investigation that analyzed publications from the first five years, this article looks at studies that focus on MOOCs during the biennium of 2013-2014. Through a rigorous process of revision of the available literature, 228 investigative works from the last two years have been identified. A quantitative and qualitative analysis of these publications is presented. Classification was based on the year of publication, the type of publication and eleven distinct proposed categories. It has been observed that there is a rising tendency in the volume of publications and the predilection of journal articles and, to a lesser extent, presentations at conferences. Pedagogical strategies have been the most covered area as well as learner motivation and implication. The reach/scope of the MOOC phenomenon for online teaching has sparked and challenged both institutions (their structure, pedagogical model, management and business) as well as instructors (their roles and competencies). In order for answers to be able to settle in what the evidence in the investigation has been building, it is necessary to agree on a common set of topics and research methodologies.
Language: Spanish
ISSN: 1139-613XMIAR

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