Carlos Alario-Hoyos , Carlos Alario-Hoyos is with the Department of Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda. de la Universidad, 30, Leganés, Spain. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
This paper presents an in-depth empirical analysis of a nine-week MOOC. This analysis provides novel results regarding participants’ profiles and use of built-in and external social tools. The results served to detect seven participants’ patterns and conclude that the forum was the social tool preferred to contribute to the MOOC.
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Mar Perez-Sanagustin, Carlos Delgado-Kloos, Hugo Parada G., Mario Munoz-Organero, "Delving into participants’ profiles and use of social tools in MOOCs", IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints PrePrints, doi:10.1109/TLT.2014.2311807