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Psycho-Social Aspects of Learning in MOOC Courses

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Recent researchers emphasize the need for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) de-signers and instructors to consider the impact of MOOCs on psycho-social aspects of participant learning and behavior in today’s 24/7, mobile environment. This article examines research findings related to the skill sets, characteristics, and preferences of individual MOOC users that impact their success in this learning setting; the impact of learner motivation and level of engagement in the course; and how the context of a MOOC learning experience can vary in terms of time/location/modality. The implica-tions for MOOC designers, instructors, and researchers are presented, along with future research directions.



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Psycho-Social Aspects of Learning in MOOC Courses
Abbas Foroughi
University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd, Evansville IN 47712
Corresponding author: Abbas Foroughi, Ph.D., University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd, Evansville IN 47712.
How to cite this paper: Foroughi, A. (2019). Psycho-Social Aspects of Learning in MOOC Courses. Journal of Management Science, 1(2), 26-42.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.34038/jms.2019.06.001
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