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OpenQuest : Designing a Motivational Framework for MOOCs Instruction (2016)


Mystakidis, S., & Herodotou, C. (2016). OpenQuest : Designing a Motivational Framework for MOOCs Instruction. In D. Jansen, & L. Konings (Eds.), MOOCs in Europe : Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015. European Association of Distance Teaching Universities. http://eadtu.eu/images/publicaties/MOOCs_in_Europe_November_2015.pdf


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Mystakidis, Stylianos; Herodotou, Christothea

Parent publication: MOOCs in Europe : Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015

Parent publication editors: Jansen, Darco; Konings, Lizzie

Place and date of conference: Rome, Italy, 30.11.2015

eISBN: 978-90-79730-19-3

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages in the book: 220

Publisher: European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

Place of Publication: Maastricht

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://eadtu.eu/images/publicaties/MOOCs_in_Europe_November_2015.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67784


Abstract

This paper introduces an innovative motivational framework for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) instructional design coined as Open Quest Framework (OpenQuest). OpenQuest aims to improve learning and user engagement in MOOCs by drawing lessons from the success of quest-based initiatives, gamified web platforms, and massive-multiplayer online games (MMOs). The framework is grounded on established motivational theories such as the Self-Determination Theory and Situated Motivational Affordance. It supplements existing MOOCs design schemes that usually focus on pedagogy, assessment and technology. It features specific motivational mechanisms including, quests and narration, reputation systems, progression mechanisms, multiple learning pathways, well designed feedback and social elements, that can be used to enhance learners' engagement and personalize learning.


Keywords: online pedagogy; online courses; MOOCs; gamification; motivation (activity)

Free keywords: MOOC; gamification; motivation; pedagogy; learning


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