Perception of MOOC pedagogical tools and learners' learning styles in MOOC blended teaching: A case study

Lixin Zhao, Dan Lu, Wu Yuin Hwang, Timothy K. Shih

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Abstract

Rapid development has been achieved since the emergence of MOOC in 2008, but there are still many defects in the popularization of MOOC. Developing blended teaching by utilizing is considered to be one of effective means to overcome these shortcomings. The existing studies on MOOC blended teaching focus on how to improve the teaching effect, but lack of in-depth studies on MOOC pedagogical tools and learners' learning styles in blended teaching. Through a case study of MOOC blended teaching, this study aims to gain an in-depth understanding of the learners' perception of MOOC pedagogical tools, and thoroughly understand the choice of learners' learning styles in this diverse learning environment. The results show that learning styles of learners can be divided into five categories in the MOOC blended teaching, and have different correlations with the perception of MOOC learning tools and curriculum satisfaction, but have no correlation with curriculum achievement. This indicates that learners will choose different learning styles according to their own characteristics and preferences, and will not affect their academic performance. The design of existing MOOC pedagogical tools cannot meet the needs of all learners. Although MOOC blended teaching can make up for some deficiencies in this area, further research is still needed to perfect it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEBT 2019 - 2019 the 3rd International Conference on E-Education, E-Business and E-Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372565
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2019
Event3rd International Conference on E-Education, E-Business and E-Technology, ICEBT 2019 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 Aug 20194 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on E-Education, E-Business and E-Technology, ICEBT 2019
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period2/08/194/08/19

Keywords

  • Blended learning
  • High education
  • Learning styles
  • MOOC

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