The second edition of the MOOC Open eTwinning took place from April 20th to June 2nd, with an enrolment of participants from over 43 countries. As it happened in the first edition, this MOOC was conducted in English and sparked interest in many areas around the world, but especially in South and Eastern Europe.
Although the number of total participants that started the MOOC (174 according to the number of digital portfolios that were registered on the platform) was lower than in the previous edition, the number of interactions on social networks as well as the number of badges issued is similar (62,6% of participants passed the course and 59.2% claimed their badge) This leads us to think that participants aim at starting collaborative bonds so as to start an eTwinning project in the near future, and thus their main goal is not getting the aforementioned badge, but getting to meet partners for their projects.
We want to draw attention to the high degree of implication, interactions and the quality of the projects generated as final products in the MOOC.
Learning Evidence and curation
As in the first edition, the list in List.ly has been used for content curation both by the interaction and facilitation team and by the participants of the course with an outstanding result as it is shown in the image below:
Some of the projects created by participants are:
- Women’s Rights and Stereotypes
- Maintenance of Systems and Computer Programs
- Great Mediterranean Sea
- A walk Through a Story
Participants have also analysed their teaching practice and the benefits that eTwinning may add to it in a Padlet created during the MOOC with over 170 contributions.
This edition of Open eTwinning has taken place under the “Prism of Inclusion” European campaign and was the springboard for the events going on during the course. On May 10th, there was a Twitterchat with eTwinning ambassadors from Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain among others and which is summarized in the following Storify.
The videochat “And now, what?” was held on 23rd May as a means to make an easier transition between the projects generated along the course and their launching on the eTwinning platform. It was conducted by the Spanish National Support Service and the facilitation team.
In order to improve the experience of future editions of the MOOC and to collect impressions and concerns of the participants, they responded to a survey at the beginning and at the end of the course which allows us to know the participants’ degree of satisfaction.
When asked about the number of MOOCs done before, of the 333 participants who responded to the initial survey, more than half (171) said it was the first experience in this form of learning. The rest had already made that training. In fact, almost 20% of all these respondents had already completed more than 3 MOOCs. This data is made relevant in the questionnaire.
Most course participants have been fully satisfied with this learning experience and give the course an overall 5.67 in a scale of 1-7.
Both the MOOC and those projects created by the participants as well as the interaction among them have received very good ratings. Thus, the NPS (Net Promoter Score) index of this MOOC is 65%.