As the course project of T509 (Massive: the future of learning at scale) at HGSE, I’ll use about 2 months to explore different MOOCs platforms, to find out an answer to the question: “How do MOOCs support ‘English as a Second Language” participants? And how do they not?”. I’ll work with Valerie at HarvardX and hope my findings would bring something useful to them.
I feel excited and lucky for the opportunity that “international student” is regarded as an advantage. 🙂
Valerie gave me a list of names of 9 platforms, including the famous EdX and Coursera as well as some platforms that not very famous (at least in China, e.g. iversity, JANUX and so on). I selected 18 courses from the platforms and try to explore different subjects. I have put up a list of 11 factors to look at, from the default language of the website to the dynamic of discussion forums of a certain course. It’s kind of ambitious goal for me, and hope I will finish the task on time!