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Masovni otvoreni online kolegiji u visokoškolskoj nastavi sociologije


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Štefanić, Tomislav. (2016). Masovni otvoreni online kolegiji u visokoškolskoj nastavi sociologije. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Vukelić, Anton and Bošnjak, Zvonimir].

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The topic of the thesis is MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which is one of the latest models of (distance) education. In that kind of education, learning material is taught mainly through prerecorded video lessons that are hosted on educational platform which, apart from video lessons, provides a learning environment, i.e. an online classroom. Our research of this educational model is based on qualitative methodology of virtual etnography. In other words, we participated in an online sociology course as participant observers in order to collect as much qualitative information as possible. Collected information was then analyzed by comparing observed educational practices in online setting with educational practices in traditional education systems, which 39 essentialy served as a measure of efficiency. We concluded that MOOC educational model, not being sufficiently similar to traditional learning models, is more appropriate for accomplishing lower educational goals. However, that certainly doesn't mean that MOOC educational model is of no use. Furthermore, we assume that accomplishing higher educational goals could be possible within that form of education, but in order to achieve that, some adjustments to the model would be necessary.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: MOOC, sociology class, qualitative methodology, participant observation, virtual etnography
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Vukelić, Anton and Bošnjak, Zvonimir
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 10:10
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 10:10

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