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Pages: 2238-2243
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1498

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

MOOC AS A VIABLE OPTION TO ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING

A.I. Carrillo-Rosas1, M.S. Ramírez-Montoya2

1Centro Regional de Formación Docente e Investigación Educativa del Estado de Sonora (MEXICO)
2Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (MEXICO)
Nowadays, due to technological advances, continuous online training has been more relevant as part of professional and personal development of individuals. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is now a means to education that allows participants to partake in topics of their interest. In order to conduct this research, it was necessary to carry a systematic review of papers related to the design and implementation of MOOCs around the world. In order to apply these findings in the development of a series of MOOCs which will be held on the topic of energy sustainability. This work is based on the Project 266632 “Binational Laboratory of Intelligent Management of Energy Sustainability and Technological Training”, with funding provided by the CONACYT-SENER Energy Sustainability Fund (Announcement: S0019­2014­01). The research question that guided this study was What are the management and academic factors that influence a MOOC to be effective?. The methodology used in this research was Meta-analysis, which allows to merge results from manifold experiments or quasi-experiments with the purpose of achieving an appraisement of the size of the effect. A comparison among 36 case studies on the design and implementation of MOOCs to control groups was made, which provided the information needed to analyze each effect size. Among the most significant findings, it was identified that the following factors influence the effectiveness of a MOOC: high quality instructors and materials must be a part of these courses to maintain the interest of the participants, prompt feedback encourages participants to make contributions, forum activities are vital for doubts clearing and sense of belonging, and the implementation of an achievement board encourages participants to seek to reach their course goals. The results were applied in the instructional design of 10 MOOCs related to energy sustainability (http://www.energialab.com/demo3/cursos/) that are imparted in Mexico EDX platform within the project “Binational Laboratory of Intelligent Management of Energy Sustainability and Technological Training”.
@InProceedings{CARRILLOROSAS2016MOO,
author = {Carrillo-Rosas, A.I. and Ram{\'{i}}rez-Montoya, M.S.},
title = {MOOC AS A VIABLE OPTION TO ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING},
series = {9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-5895-1},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2016.1498},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.1498},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {2238-2243}}
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SN - 978-84-617-5895-1/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2016.1498
PY - 2016
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CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
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A.I. Carrillo-Rosas, M.S. Ramírez-Montoya (2016) MOOC AS A VIABLE OPTION TO ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 2238-2243.
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