From the July-September 2014 issue
Delving into Participants' Profiles and Use of Social Tools in MOOCs
By Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Carlos Delgado-Kloos, Hugo A. Parada G., and Mario Muñoz-Organero
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.
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