Understanding Learners' General Perception Towards Learning with MOOC Classmates:

An Exploratory Study

2015.03 | L@S 2015

In this work-in-progress, we present our preliminary findings from an exploratory study on understanding learners’ general behavior and perception towards learning with classmates in MOOCs. One-on-one semi-structured interview designed with grounded theory method was conducted with seven MOOC learners. Initial analysis of the interview data revealed several interesting insights on learners’ behavior in working with other learners in MOOCs. We intend to expand the findings in future work to derive design implications for incorporating collaborative features into MOOCs.


online learning, learning behavior, moocs, collaborative learning, massive open online courses


Proceedings of the Second (2015) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale

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Soon Hau Chua, Juho Kim, Toni-Jan Keith Monserrat, and Shengdong Zhao