What Tweets Tell us About MOOC Participation

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Koutropoulos A., Abajian S. C., deWaard I., Hogue R., Keskin N. O., Rodriguez C. O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN LEARNING, vol.9, no.1, pp.8-21, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier


In this research paper, the authors analyze the collected Twitter data output during MobiMOOC 2011. This six-week data stream includes all tweets that contain the MOOC's hashtag (#mobiMOOC) and it has been analyzed using qualitative methodology. The analysis sought to examine the emotive vocabulary used, to determine if there was content-sharing via tweets, and to analyze the folk-sonomic trends of the tweets. In Addition sought a deeper understanding of what, and how, MOOC participants share what they share on the MOOC's Twitter channel. The aim of this study is to provide a little more insight into MOOC learner behaviors on Twitter so that future MOOC designers and facilitators can better engage with their learners.