Share Paper: The Collaborative Design of Massive Open Online Courses: Analyzing the Design Discourses of Teacher and Student Developers

  1. Sara McNeil, University of Houston, United States
  2. Susie Gronseth, University of Houston, United States
  3. Erwin Handoko, University of Houston, United States
  4. Bernard Robin, University of Houston, United States
Thursday, June 28 3:50 PM-4:10 PM Oud West

Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative case study was to analyze the collaborative design process of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for professional development of K-16 teachers. This paper describes the “design discourses” that occurred when course instructors and students collaboratively designed and developed these MOOCs using an educational design research model and provides insights into challenges they faced as well as their attempts to solve them. Qualitative data were analyzed in this single instrumental case study. The researchers used archival information from online student journal entries in which the students reflected about class activities, online discussion forums on course ...