How to measure student engagement in the context of blended-MOOC

Fadiyah Almutairi (Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK)
Su White (Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK)

Interactive Technology and Smart Education

ISSN: 1741-5659

Publication date: 17 September 2018

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to develop a model of measuring student engagement in a blended-massive open online course (MOOC) context. MOOCs are those that are delivered, usually by leading universities, with a promise to provide free high-quality education to an unlimited number of learners. They offer an opportunity for “blended” course design, where instructors can integrate MOOC content within face-to-face educational activities and components.

Design/methodology/approach

Three internationally recognized existing frameworks, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), UK Engagement Survey (UKES) and Student Engagement Questionnaire (SEQ), were combined into a single model. The model was confirmed by a panel of 35 expert practitioners. A trial evaluation using the model was carried out on 13 students who had participated in a course that had adopted a blended-MOOC format.

Findings

The confirmed model has nine indicators which provide information about distinct aspects of student engagement.

Originality/value

It is considered to be the first model designed to measure student engagement within the blended-MOOC context.

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Citation

Almutairi, F. and White, S. (2018), "How to measure student engagement in the context of blended-MOOC", Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 262-278. https://doi.org/10.1108/ITSE-07-2018-0046

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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