Towards triggering higher-order thinking behaviors in MOOCs

  title={Towards triggering higher-order thinking behaviors in MOOCs},
  author={Xu Wang and Miaomiao Wen and Carolyn Penstein Ros{\'e}},
  journal={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics \& Knowledge},
  • Xu Wang, Miaomiao Wen, C. Rosé
  • Published 25 April 2016
  • Psychology
  • Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge
With the aim of better scaffolding discussion to improve learning in a MOOC context, this work investigates what kinds of discussion behaviors contribute to learning. We explored whether engaging in higher-order thinking behaviors results in more learning than paying general or focused attention to course materials. In order to evaluate whether to attribute the effect to engagement in the associated behaviors versus persistent characteristics of the students, we adopted two approaches. First… 

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