A Typology of Peer Support Behaviours in MOOCs

Appiah-Kubi, Kwamena and Cobham, David (2022) A Typology of Peer Support Behaviours in MOOCs. In: Massive Open Online Courses. InTech. ISBN 9781839697388, 9781839697371, 9781839697395

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.99039


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This chapter builds upon a body of previous research that has used content analysis to assess the messages exchanged between participants enrolled on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). In particular, it focuses on uncovering the nature of the peer support that the participants provide for each other, and the social environment that they establish through their interactions. The findings of this research have led to the construction of a Typology of Peer Support Behaviours which is presented here. It is proposed that this typology can be applied across a range of contexts to assess the nature of peer support behaviours enacted by participants in those MOOCs. It is proposed that the typology could help identify any unique differences in expression of behaviours among groups of students and it could be used to assess if there is a preference towards a particular approach to, or type of, peer support.

Keywords:MOOC, Peer Support, teaching presence, social presence
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
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Deposited On:24 Nov 2022 15:03

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