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5th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit
May 22- 26, 2017
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Leganés, Madrid, Spain)

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Wednesday, May 24 • 12:30 - 14:00
Workshop 2: Learning Analytics to Overcome Language Barriers (1 of 2) LIMITED

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Leveraging Learning Analytics to Identify and Overcome Barriers to MOOCs in a Foreign Language
Ayse Saliha Sunar*, Gulustan Dogan**, Adriana Wilde*, Ismail Duru** (* The University of Southampton, UK, ** Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey)


Programme of Part 1
12:30-12: 45: Welcome
12:45-13:10: Introduction (Ayse Sunar)
13:10-13:40: Use of LA in a MOOC research (Ismail Duru)
13:40-13:55: Q&A and discussion
13:55-14:00: Closing the session

In our workshop, we are going to discuss how we can identify the MOOC participants whose first language is different from the language used in a course. We are going to share our analysis on these learners’ behaviours in MOOCs. The other very relevant themes are Educational Data mining in MOOCs and Tools / Methods for processing large amounts of MOOC data. We plan to show how we used numbers of technological tools to mine the MOOC data and produce sensible analysis on MOOCs participants. The workshop is also secondarily relevant to Adaptivity and Personalization Studies since platforms may use our analyses to enhance the user experience of foreign language speakers in an English speaking MOOC.

Our objective is to raise attention of researchers on international participants in MOOCs. Therefore, we plan to do discuss the topic with the attendees and we will present the ideas raised in the workshop in the workshop’s blog. This workshop will also help us to shape our research based on the discussions of the workshop. As the topic is a multidisciplinary topic, we will get the different views of the audience from different backgrounds.

This workshop has 3 parts.

1. First part- Introduction:
Introductory part gives the attendees an overview of how learning analytics are used in general and specifically in MOOCs. We are planning to give examples from the recent literature.

2. Second part- Sharing our experience:
In this part of the workshop, we are going to share how we leveraged on learning analytics to identify the MOOC participants of whom their first language is different from the language of the course. We are going to share the results of our analysis and to highlight the challenges that we have faced along the way.

3. Third part- Brain storming with the attendees over given cases:
The last part of the workshop will be an interactive session. The attendees will be given a case scenarios which include the challenges that we have addressed in the previous part. We are expecting that the attendees will do brain storming about which technique they would have used or which approach they would have taken to solve the stated issues in the scenarios.

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Ismail Duru

Yildiz Technical University
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Ayse Saliha Sunar

University of Southampton
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Adriana Wilde

University of Southampton

Wednesday May 24, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
B2: Meeting Room in Library 3.3.B.01 (Library, 3rd Floor)

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