Enhancing Educators' Social Presence in MOOCs: Design of Daily Video Blog

Shun Arima, Goki Miyakita, Motoki Yasui, Keiko Okawa

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)


This paper discusses the design of a video blog to enhance the social presence of educators in MOOCs. Social presence is considered to be one of the critical factors in education, and MOOCs are no exception. However, in the most existing MOOCs, educators' social presence is limited due to its predefined, linear course structure, as well as text-based semi-synchronous conversation. Hence, this research proposes a daily video blog, which focuses on presenting: 1) Educators Biography; educators' background and experience in the subject area, 2) Educators Feedback; educators' response to learners' questions raised in the course, and 3) Educators Discussion; educators' debate on the latest trends surrounding the course topicto further augment educators' social presences. This paper studies the computer science course of FutureLearn which was conducted in October 2018 and April 2019. A series of short videos were uploaded per day on YouTube and shared with learners alongside the four weeks course. Through observing educators and learners' behavior, as well as conducting interviews with learners, the findings suggest a positive impact of a video blog on enhancing educators' social presence and further opens up new possibilities and new ways in designing MOOCs.

ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of 2019 IEEE Learning With MOOCS, LWMOOCS 2019
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 10月
イベント2019 IEEE Learning With MOOCS, LWMOOCS 2019 - Milwaukee, United States
継続期間: 2019 10月 232019 10月 25


名前Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Learning With MOOCS, LWMOOCS 2019


Conference2019 IEEE Learning With MOOCS, LWMOOCS 2019
国/地域United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 教育


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