Technology-enabled Learning MOOC: Designing more Interactive MOOCs using the iMOOC Model
Abstract: The Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL) MOOC will have been offered four times by the end of 2019. A collaboration between Athabasca University and the Commonwealth of Learning, this five-week MOOC is intended to engage teachers who work at any level of education, are from all over the globe, and are interested in TEL and open educational resources. Instructional design of the TEL MOOC is based on the iMOOC model, which incorporates the elements of the Community of Inquiry framework. Course topics are introduced through video, followed by content-based activities, most of which are carried out in the course discussion area. Assessment includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end of each weekly unit and, as a summative project, the creation of a technology-enabled activity plan. The TEL MOOC has attracted a large number of participants from many Commonwealth countries, and the completion rate is over 10%. This presentation describes the iMOOC design and delivery model that incorporates three layers of teaching presence into the course design: the instructor, the inspirer, and the information specialists.