The Quality Reference Framework (QRF) for MOOCs
The Quality Reference Framework (QRF) for MOOCs is the main result from the MOOQ initiative. It was developed following the mixed method research approach and based on the findings from:
- the Global MOOC Quality Surveys addressing MOOC learners, designers and facilitators (a huge success with hundreds of participants),
- 36 semi-structured interviews conducted with MOOC providers, designers and facilitators (leading to in-depth insights) and
- a series of workshops at international conferences to allow contributions and feedback from all interested stakeholders worldwide.
The QRF is available for download here under open and free license.
For the further development of the Quality Reference Framework you are invited to join our online community here: www.MOOC-quality.net
Scientific Publications on the quality of MOOCs
The first findings from our mixed method research were submitted, selected and presented at leading international conferences and are published now:
Stracke, C. M., Tan, E., Texeira, A. M., Pinto, M., Kameas, A., Vassiliadis, B., & Sgouropoulou, C. (2018). Gap between MOOC designers’ and MOOC learners’ perspectives on interaction and experiences in MOOCs: Findings from the Global MOOC Quality Survey. In M. Chang, N.-S. Chen, R. Huang, Kinshuk, K. Moudgalya, S. Murthy, & D. G. Sampson (Eds.), Proceedings 18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) (pp. 1-5). IEEE: Computer Society. DOI 10.1109/ICALT.2018.0000
Stracke, C. M., & Tan, E. (2018). The Quality of Open Online Learning and Education: Towards a Quality Reference Framework for MOOCs. In J. Kay, & R. Luckin (Eds.), Rethinking learning in the digital age. Making the Learning Sciences Count: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018 (pp. 1029-1032). London: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Stracke, C. M., Kameas, A., Vassiliadis, B., Sgouropoulou, C., Texeira, A. M., Pinto, M., & Vidal, G. (2017). The Quality of Open Online Education: Towards a Reference Framework for MOOCs. In Proceedings of 2017 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) (pp. 1712-1715). IEEE Xplore. DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2017.7943080
MOOCs using and evaluating the QRF
MOOQ has also developed and implemented MOOCs following and evaluating the Quality Reference Framework (QRF) for MOOCs.
More information and details will come soon.