Instructional design process dynamics of pdmoocs

Eşfer, Sezin
This study explores the dynamics of the Instructional Design (ID) process for 100 Massive Open Online Courses created for professional development (pdMOOCs). By closely observing the Bilgeİş Project, a European Union project, the researcher has analyzed all e-mails, course, and project documents in the project process and conducted interviews with project practitioners. Therefore, the suggestions for an effective and efficient ID process of pdMOOCs emerged in the study. Since the main interest is in the ID process rather than the outcomes of this pdMOOC ID project, a qualitative research method is used. To specify, In Vivo Naturalistic Case for a new theory approach, as a type of formative research, was the best fit for the study in this qualitative framework. So, the research process encompassed analysis, design, development, and initial evaluation of the pdMOOCs. Due to the nature of formative research, determining the strengths and weaknesses provided a detailed reflection of the ID process. In this manner, this study's results can contribute to how a more effective and efficient ID process of pdMOOCs should be. The study results can be applied in MOOC and online course applications since they include useful, valid, and reliable improvements for future applications and research studies.
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S. Eşfer, “Instructional design process dynamics of pdmoocs,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2020.