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Page: 5839 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.2413

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain


L. Guàrdia, M. Maina

Open University of Catalonia (UOC) (SPAIN)
This presentation introduces the EMMA 5D’s MOOC framework intended to inform about the different aspects of MOOC creation and delivery. By identifying 5 stages for MOOC implementation (Decide; Design; Develop; Delivery; and Document), the framework introduces a set of questions as well as examples organized according to three complementary perspectives: institutional, pedagogical and technical.

The EMMA 5D’s MOOC framework integrates the EMMA project distinctive experience on cultural and linguistic diversity. It is also the result of a comparative literature review on the subject.

This framework can be used as a tool from three complementary perspectives:
• Institutional - helping senior level-stakeholders and decision makers to support the adoption of MOOCs as a strategy, including administrative and logistic issues.
• Pedagogical - supporting teachers, professors and educational designers in providing guidelines for MOOC design and facilitation.
• Technical - orienting technologists and developers to implement and integrate the learning environment.

Each stage of the framework is composed of a set of key aspects together with a list of guiding questions according to the three framework perspectives; it also provides examples from the EMMA experience or other MOOC initiatives.
1. Decide: The first step consists in stablishing the MOOC overall purpose and scope. It deals, among other aspects, with legal issues, logistics, technology infrastructure, and cultural and linguistic diversity.
2. Design: It involves all the decisions regarding planning a MOOC like learner profiles, course content and structure, assessment, interaction, facilitation.
3. Develop: It focuses on the production of learning materials and the integration of all media content and services into the MOOC delivery platform, e.g. videos, simulations, quizzes, social tools, translation and transcription processes, etc.
4. Deliver: It addresses learner facilitation and peer-to-peer support, technical assistance for teacher and learners as well as continuing monitoring of MOOC progress.
5. Document: This stage is a process of documenting and reflecting about MOOC decisions from start to end focusing on quality assurance and improvement.

This contribution is part of the initiatives of the European Multiple MOOC Aggregator (EMMA for Short), a European CIP Funded Project (www.europeanmoocs.eu)
author = {Guàrdia, L. and Maina, M.},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.2413},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.2413},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2016},
year = {2016},
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AU - L. Guàrdia AU - M. Maina
SN - 978-84-608-8860-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.2413
PY - 2016
Y1 - 4-6 July, 2016
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN16 Proceedings
SP - 5839
EP - 5839
ER -
L. Guàrdia, M. Maina (2016) THE EMMA 5D’S MOOC FRAMEWORK, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, p. 5839.