DEVELOPING A MOOC – THE AUKEE PROJECT EVALUATION FINDINGS
1 Lublin University of Technology (POLAND)
2 University of Alicante (SPAIN)
3 University of Grenoble (FRANCE)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:This paper presents an summary of Leonardo da Vinci project called “GUI usability and accessibility: exchanging knowledge and experiences (AUKEE)”, which is realized in the cooperation between three European universities with an industrial partner.
In particular the objectives of this paper are twofold. First, the results of project in form of MOOCs are described. Moreover, the evaluation of courses performed by students, who took part in courses’ pilots, is presented. Second, the evaluation of the project performed during final project meeting is presented. Not only the challenges and problems met throughout the project in international team, but also lesson learned, are outlined.
At present, the concept of Open Educational Resources is getting more and more popular. They are developed in different forms, such as Open Courseware repositories or Massive Open Online Course.
Especially MOOCs have recently received a great popularity. Their idea is to provide free access to course materials and resources and provide interactive user forums. Nowadays MOOCs are often launched in collaboration between dedicated organizations and prestigious universities.
The Project Description:
The project “GUI usability and accessibility: exchanging knowledge and experiences (AUKEE)” was established in the frame of Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning Programme. The project started in September 2012 and it will last 2 years.
Results and Project Final Evaluation:
The main results of the AUKEE project are, of course, the complete MOOC courses on both usability and accessibility. The materials created for the project use the variety and richness of multimedia techniques, which allow authors to use different methods to present the discussed problem in a clear and easy-to-understand way.
All materials have to be place on online platform to enable wide access for students. The Moodle platform was chosen at this point of project.
In course pilot participated 47 students from Lublin University of Technology. All students were studied Computer Science and had different level of English language skills. Students come from different countries, but none of them was English native speaker. After course completion students evaluation course using online questionnaire. The paper describe details of courses evaluation.
Also project partners provided project evaluation during last project meeting. All conclusions made by meeting participates are presented in the paper.
Keywords: e-learning, MOOC, international project.