MOOC Camp: Building Community and Continuing Professional Development

Rina A. Angeles1

Mark Airon P. Creus2

Wilfredo G. Antonio3

1First Eduspec Inc ([email protected])

 2Luis Y. Ferrer Jr. Senior High School ([email protected])

3Cavite National High School ([email protected])

 

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to determine the efficacy of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) camp in the Philippines in building community and continuing professional development. The researchers employed the descriptive method of research. The main data-gathering tool used in the study was validated self-made survey questionnaire. The participants of this study were 50 experienced MOOCers who attended MOOC camp in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. The data gathered were treated statistically using mean and Pearson R for the significant relationship between the demographic profile to the benefits of MOOC camp.  Interviews were also conducted to gather more in-depth information to validate the quantitative data gathered from the survey questionnaire. Findings in the study revealed that many young professionals in their twenties are more concentrated and focused in their career wherein majority of them are women. The study also presented that MOOC camp is significant in building community, professional growth and career development, therefore MOOC is impactful if there is MOOC camp. It also showed that learners were satisfied in the activities MOOC camp provided and it was beneficial to them.  Aside from getting the higher chance in completing the online course through MOOC camp the participants also are well motivated to help the community and themselves. MOOC camp can be a very good tool promoting Massive Open Online Course.

 

Keywords:

Massive Open Online Course, MOOC Camp, Building Community, Professional Development

 

Research Conference/s Presented:

2016 Philippine Conference of Basic Education Researchers (PBCER)

16th Annual Conference of South East Asian Association for Institutional Research (SEAAIR)

Website: http://seaairweb.info/

Conference Proceedings: http://seaairweb.info/conference/2016Proceedings.pdf

 

Published:

ASEAN Journal of Education

Website: http://aje.research.dusit.ac.th/index.php

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