An Educational Model and Digital Solutions for a Massive Open Online Course

Virtual Paper ID: 57845
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    Päivi Aarreniemi-Jokipelto
    Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Abstract: Recently, there has been a rapid global increase in the provision of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Renowned universities are now providing content in this way, and thousands of people complete these freely available courses. The aim of this ongoing project is to create a MOOC entitled “Steps Towards Responsible Tourism” in which students study individually without a facilitator or peers, and this paper describes the development of the educational model and the digital solutions to be utilized in the learning management system. Typically, MOOCs are designed by one university, but this course is a collaborative project between five universities with many teachers working together, and this has understandably affected the process.


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