Iterative Course Design in MOOCs: Evaluating a protoMOOC

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: von Schmieden, Karen; Mayer, Lena; Taheri, Mana; Meinel, Christoph
Series: ICED
Institution: Hasso Plattner Institute
Section: Design Education
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ISSN: 2220-4342


This paper describes an iterative approach to course design in an effort to improve the learner-centered conceptualization of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The research team built a (design research) MOOC prototype and used three measurement tools to gather user feedback. The authors categorized this feedback and translated it into 57 improvement tasks, which they implemented in the public version of the MOOC. They discuss the protoMOOC iteration approach, underline its applicability, and suggest it as a method for fellow MOOC designers.

Keywords: Design education, Life-long learning, Design learning, Design thinking, Massive Open Online Courses


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