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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.

OOFHEC2018: the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference

17 Sep 2018 | Denmark

OOFHEC2018 scope

In European universities three areas of provision emerge: degree education as the backbone of a university; continuing education and continuous professional development, which probably will exceed the number of degree students and open education which emerged mainly by the MOOC movement. Universities attempt policies and strategies to define their profile in these areas, which can be complementary to each other and to some extent interwoven.

Digital models of teaching and learning can solve some of the problems higher education is facing today and will offer new opportunities for teaching and learning in each of these areas. They will innovate and even transform higher education in the next years:

Blended degree education will raise the quality and efficiency of degree education, facing large numbers of students and it will offer new possibilities for communication and cooperation both inside the university (student-student and student-staff) and with stakeholders (student-stakeholder and teacher-stakeholder).
Blended and online education will upscale the area of continuing education and continuous professional development (CPD) by offering flexible courses with a large outreach responding to the needs of learners at work, who face longer careers and career shifts.
MOOCs are offered online only, providing massive and open learning opportunities for all, promoting engagement in the knowledge society.

Read more: https://conference.eadtu.eu/en

Programme: https://conference.eadtu.eu/programme

General information: https://conference.eadtu.eu/general-information


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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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