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Dalipi, F., Ferati, M. & Kurti, A. (2018). Integrating MOOCs in regular higher education: Challenges and opportunities from a scandinavian perspective. In: Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10924): . Paper presented at International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies LCT 2018: Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Design, Development and Technological Innovation pp 193-204 (pp. 193-204).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrating MOOCs in regular higher education: Challenges and opportunities from a scandinavian perspective
2018 (English)In: Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10924), 2018, p. 193-204Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

MOOCs are increasingly being considered by universities as an integral part of their curriculum. Nevertheless, there are several challenges that to some extent slow this process, where the most important one is the accreditation challenges and financing. These challenges are particularly important in the context of universities in Scandinavian countries where education is mostly free. In order to gain more insights on the status of proliferation of MOOCs in Scandinavian universities and understand any specific challenges, we conducted a study by analyzing two sources of data: research publications and university websites. Further on, these data have been analyzed using a framework that differentiates and categorizes MOOCs in terms of accreditation and scalability. As a result of this analysis, we have identified the remaining challenges as well as a number of opportunities regarding the full integration of MOOCs in the educational system of the Scandinavian Higher Education Institutions. .

Keywords
Challenges, Denmark, Higher education, MOOCs, Norway, Online learning, Opportunities, Scandinavia, Sweden, Artificial intelligence, Computer science, Computers, Accreditation
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-34475 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-91743-6_15 (DOI)2-s2.0-85050572535 (Scopus ID)9783319917429 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies LCT 2018: Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Design, Development and Technological Innovation pp 193-204
Available from: 2018-08-09 Created: 2018-08-09 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Dalipi, F., Idrizi, F. & Kurti, A. (2017). Exploring the impact of social learning networks in M-learning: A case study in a University environment. In: : . Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCT. 9 July 2017 through 14 July 2017 (pp. 189-198).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the impact of social learning networks in M-learning: A case study in a University environment
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The high penetration of Internet, advances in mobile computing and the rise of smartphone usage has largely enhanced the use of social media in education. Moreover, nowadays social learning network (SLN) platforms have become an important educational technology component in higher education. Despite the fact that SLN are becoming ubiquitous in the higher education, there is relatively not much empirical work done investigating their purposefulness when integrated into the learning activities. This paper aims at exploring the impact of SLN in mobile assisted learning and to provide empirical evidence as to what extent SLN and mobile learning (M-learning) can improve the learning experiences. For this purpose, a quantitative experimental approach is used, and two survey questionnaires were conducted. The data is collected from 120 participants. In this study, we focus our intention on Edmodo and Kahoot platforms, which represent social media based tools that aid and support collaboration, knowledge sharing and group activities among students. Computer science students of the Tetovo University (TU) used these tools throughout one semester. From this study, there is significant evidence that students are very interested to use this SLN in a M-learning setting, indicating that SLN can be one of the promising pedagogical technologies that could contribute effectively to learning process.

Keywords
Edmodo, Higher education, Kahoot, M-learning, Social learning networks, E-learning, Human computer interaction, Learning systems, Social networking (online), Students, Surveys, Social learning, Education
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-31181 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-58509-3_16 (DOI)2-s2.0-85025174998 (Scopus ID)9783319585086 (ISBN)
Conference
4th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCT. 9 July 2017 through 14 July 2017
Available from: 2017-08-23 Created: 2017-08-23 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Dalipi, F., Kurti, A., Zdravkova, K. S. & Ahmedi, L. (2017). Rethinking the conventional learning paradigm towards MOOC based flipped classroom learning. In: 2017 16th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2017: . Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2017, 10 June 2017 through 12 June 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rethinking the conventional learning paradigm towards MOOC based flipped classroom learning
2017 (English)In: 2017 16th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2017, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The recent proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has initiated a plethora of research endeavors revolving around new pedagogical methods in higher education. Integrating MOOCs in blended learning can be beneficial in different ways for both learners and instructors. In this position paper, we aim to provide a brief and comprehensive review about the challenges that higher education institutions in Macedonia and Kosovo face while coping with the new trends of flexible or blended learning. Moreover, after describing some real cases of MOOC based flipped classroom learning, we also provide some recommendations in order to enhance and enrich learning experience by employing innovative pedagogies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017
Keywords
blended learning, flipped classroom, higher education, MOOC, open educational resources, Teaching, Education
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-38637 (URN)10.1109/ITHET.2017.8067791 (DOI)2-s2.0-85037175398 (Scopus ID)9781538639689 (ISBN)
Conference
16th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2017, 10 June 2017 through 12 June 2017
Available from: 2019-05-09 Created: 2019-05-09 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0512-6350

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