Delving into participants' profiles and use of social tools in MOOCs

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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.
Collaborative learning, Distance learning, Computer and information science education, MOOCs
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IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, (2014), 7(3), pp.: 260-266.