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What is colMOOC?

The main priority tackled in the colMOOC project identifies that there is a need to make MOOCs more collaborative to support teachers and engage and motivate students.

Conversational pedagogical agents guide and support student dialogue using natural language both in individual and collaborative settings. Conversational agents have been produced to meet a wide variety of applications and studies exploring the usage of such agents have led to positive results.

Integrating this type of conversational agents into MOOCs to trigger peer interaction in discussion groups is expected to considerably increase the engagement and the commitment of online students (and, consequently, reduce MOOCs dropout rate).

With the usage of learning analytics more meaningful assessment may be achieved, since educators can evaluate the work's progress during each step and adapt the following steps accordingly.

Main Objetive

The ‘colMOOC' project objective is to promote learners' interaction in prototype MOOC courses by integrating in MOOC platforms a kind of conversational agent that triggers learners' constructive dialogue by posing challenging questions.

Lastest News

enlightED: Reinventing Education in a Digital World

20 sep 2018 |

EnlightED is an international conference that brings together experts in education, technology and innovation to fuel debate on education in the digital era. Telefónica Foundation and IE University are co-organizing the event which is set to take place on October 3 – 5 in Madrid as part of South Summit 2018.

What will education be like in the future? What role will technology play? What are the best indicators of the level of integration of education, technology and innovation? How can we guarantee that the new digital society will be fairer and will bring opportunities for everyone? If we want to reinvent education in the digital world we have to start by asking ourselves the right questions. enlightED will serve as a platform led by Telefónica Foundation, IE University and South Summit to bring together leading international experts to tackle these issues. The Conference take place on October 3-5 at the La Nave exhibition center in Madrid, and will form part of South Summit 2018.

Further information: enlightED


Lastest Results

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Conversational Agents Improve Peer Learning through Building on Prior Knowledge

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Dissemination Material: Leaflet

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The colMOOC Project Agenda: Towards Integrating Conversational Agents and Learning Analytics in MOOCs

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