Challenges while MOOCifying a HE eLearning course on Universal Accessibility

Rodrigo, Covadonga; García-Serrano, Ana; Delgado, José Luis and Iniesto, Francisco (2016). Challenges while MOOCifying a HE eLearning course on Universal Accessibility. In: Proceedings of the XVII International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (INTERACCIÓN 2016), 14-16 Sep 2016, Salamanca, Spain, ACM.



There are some similarities in developing a traditional Higher Education (HE) eLearning course and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), due to the use of the basis of eLearning instructional design. But in MOOCs, students should be continually influenced by information, social interactions and experiences forcing the faculty to come up with new approaches and ideas to develop a really engaging course. In this paper, the process of MOOCifying an online course on Universal Accessibility is detailed. The needed quality model is based upon the one used for all online degree programs at our university and on a variable metric specially designed for UNED MOOC courses making possible to control how each course was structured, what kind of resources were used and how activities, interaction and assessment were included. The learning activities were completely adapted, along with the content itself and the on-line assessment. For this purpose, the Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Product Grid has been selected.

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