Research in Online Teaching & Learning

Center for Online Learning, Research & Service at the University of Illinois Springfield

Tag: Pedagogy

New Publications by EDL Faculty

Research on the pedagogies used in Massive Open Online Courses completed by Education Leadership faculty members Karen Swan, Scott Day & Len Bogle was presented at two conferences and appeared in a publication.

  • Swan, K., Day, S. & Bogle, L. (2016). Exploring Pedagogies of MOOC’s through Three Metaphors for Learning. In Proceedings of Global Learn 2016 (pp. 311-334). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Swan, K., Day, S. & Bogle, L. (2016). “Metaphors for Learning and MOOC Pedagogies” at the Learning at Scale Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Swan, K, Day, S., & Bogle, L. (2016). “Exploring Pedagogies of MOOC’s through Three Metaphors for Learning“ at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Conference in Limerick, Ireland.

Their presentation on the metaphors for learning is available on Prezi.

Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (UCF)

The University of Central Florida has a useful online resource entitled the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository.  It includes strategies for online and blended teaching and is aligned with research or professional practice literature.

“Assessing MOOC Pedagogies”

Karen Swan, Scott L. Day, Leonard Bogle, & Traci VanProoyen co-authored a paper entitled “Assessing MOOC Pedagogies” at the World Conference on Education Media, Hypermedia, & Telecommunications, At Tempere, Finland, Volume: 2014, p. 1018-1026.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this project is to characterize the pedagogical approaches taken in various MOOCs. Much has been written about MOOCs, pro and con, but little has been done to empirically review the pedagogical approaches actually taken by specific MOOCs. It should be noted that our goal is to characterize, not evaluate, MOOC pedagogies. Hopefully, once a tool for describing these pedagogies is designed and tested, empirical evidence can distinguish between more and less effective pedagogies.
“Assessing MOOC Pegagogies”.

The paper is available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269094011_Assessing_MOOC_Pegagogies [accessed Apr 27, 2015].

Metaphors for Learning and the Pedagogies of MOOCS

Karen Swan, Scott Day, Leonard Bogle, and Traci van Prooyen presented their paper “Metaphors for Learning and the Pedagogies of MOOCs” at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.