Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Ramírez-Donoso L., Rojas-Riethmuller J.S., Pérez-Sanagustín M., Neyem A. and Alario-Hoyos C. (2017)

MyMOOCSpace: A Cloud-Based Mobile System to Support Effective Collaboration in Higher Education Online Courses

Revista : Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Volumen : 25
Número : 10
Páginas : 910-926
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


In recent years, institutions of higher education have been using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as an alternative to enhance and innovate traditional classroom practices.One of the approaches to this type of innovation consists of using the platforms where MOOCs are hosted for the development of courses that are aligned to their on-campus curricular contents. They are known as Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs), which allow online access to knowledge for groups of students with a well-defined profile. The platforms where MOOCs (and SPOCs) are hosted have been designed to support largevolumes of data and visits.However, theseplatforms present important limitations regarding the implementation of collaborative learning activities. To address this problem, this article presents MyMOOC-Space, a cloud-based mobile system aimed at supporting effective collaboration in MOOCs