PEER support in MOOCs: The role of social presence

Appiah-Kubi, Kwamena and Rowland, Duncan (2016) PEER support in MOOCs: The role of social presence. In: L@S: Third Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, 25-26 April 2016, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Abstract

MOOCs by their design are able to reach several thousands of participants with very few instructors creating, delivering and facilitating the content. Participants interact with each other usually with text based asynchronous discussion forums built into the MOOC platform. The purpose of this research is to explore the role of social presence in facilitating peer support among a large community of learners.

Keywords:Community of inquiry, Group cohesions, MOOC, Social interactions, Social presence
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
X Education > X390 Academic studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:23748
Deposited On:17 Aug 2016 14:00

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