ACADEMIC WRITING MOOCS: WRAP AROUND OR WRAP THEM UP

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) were intended as stand-alone learning platforms, however, lately they've become increasingly popular as a part of blended learning course designs. The rationale behind this approach is pursuing an opportunity to create additional educational dimension, boost motivation, enhance active learning techniques as well as increase personal engagement of learners. Since producing a MOOC is an expensive and demanding undertaking, a few institutions have attempted to utilize and repurpose the freely available MOOCs integrating them in the existing curriculum. There have been a few positive reviews of blended learning courses designed according to traditional teacher-centric model, which allows for an on-site component to be completely replaced by a corresponding online module. However, there has been little research of incorporating foreign MOOCs into language classes, which are meant to be practical and interactive. The paper reports a case study of creating a blended academic English course incorporating a MOOC on academic writing "How to write and publish a scientific paper" by Ecole Polytechnique. It reports students' perceptions of the course and attempts to analyze the grounds of these perceptions. Based on the findings of the research the paper discusses potentials and shortcomings of L2 blended courses and provides some considerations for language instructors who wish to follow the blended learning path.

Авторы
Сборник материалов конференции
Издательство
IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT
Язык
Английский
Страницы
1754-1758
Статус
Опубликовано
Год
2019
Организации
  • 1 RUDN Univ, Peoples Friendship Univ Russia, Moscow, Russia
  • 2 ENSIAS Mohammed V Univ Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
Ключевые слова
MOOC; academic writing; blended learning
Дата создания
02.11.2020
Дата изменения
02.11.2020
Постоянная ссылка
https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/records/article/record/66325/
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Другие записи

Kirillova A., Gnatyshina E., Uvarina N., Savchenkov A., Pakhtusova N.
10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2017). IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT. 2019. С. 1697-1702