Using CourseBuilder as a MOOC platform
Martín Candela Calabuig, Carlos Carrillo Boj, Adrián González Martín, Pedro Pernías Peco, Sergio Luján-Mora
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2013), p. 1847-1856, Seville (Spain), November 18-20 2013. ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5. ISSN: 2340-1095.
(ICERI'13c2) Congreso internacional / International conference
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses with the option of free and open registration that are usually followed by thousands of students from all over the world at the same time. MOOCs are usually created and offered by higher education institutions, such as universities. The structure and content of MOOCs usually mimics traditional online courses: a syllabus, a calendar, educational materials (mainly videos), some activities or projects, quizzes (usually multiple choice questions) to assess students’ learning, and a forum to discuss with instructors and other students. This paper focuses on the development of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) based on Google CourseBuilder. Firstly, we discuss the current available platforms aimed to develop MOOCs. Then, we explore the main features of Google CourseBuilder. Then, we explain how to create a MOOC with CourseBuilder. Finally, we provide some advices to improve the performance of CB and to avoid some common problems.