American Journal of Educational Research
ISSN (Print): 2327-6126 ISSN (Online): 2327-6150 Website: Editor-in-chief: Ratko Pavlović
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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(5), 516-519
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-5-7
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Optimization of MOOC Based on Learning Community

Xu Xiaoli1,

1Computer school, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China

Pub. Date: May 25, 2017

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Xu Xiaoli. Optimization of MOOC Based on Learning Community. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(5):516-519. doi: 10.12691/education-5-5-7


With the rapid development of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) since 2012, it has been a common view that MOOC’s sustainable development must rely on learning needs and good learning experience of learners. MOOC online teaching model is analyzed from the teaching side and the learning side, the mismatch between the two sides is sorted out. Based on the bibliographic method, the core idea of learning community theory is that learning is the process of knowledge meaning constructing through learners’ interaction and consultation, which is applied to MOOC, four strategies are proposed to optimize MOOC online teaching model. Learners can get good and persistent learning experience on in the condition of reaching match and balance of different kinds of subjects in MOOC learning.

MOOC learning community online teaching model

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