Faculty Publications

Title

Developing a Comprehensive Mixed Methods Evaluation to Address Contextual Complexities of a MOOC

Document Type

Article

Keywords

complexity, integration, logic model, massive open online course, mixed methods evaluation

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

Volume

36

Issue

3

First Page

316

Last Page

335

Abstract

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are gaining popularity, yet they are rarely evaluated using mixed methods that consider the complexity of participants' demographics, geographic spread, and MOOC design and curricula. In this article, we critically refect on evaluating the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) MOOC. A literature review on MOOCs and how they are evaluated is presented along with a logic model. Afer a description of the MMIRA MOOC and the multi-phase mixed methods evaluation design, the logic model is used to refect on conducting a mixed methods evaluation. We conclude with the challenges experienced when evaluating amidst a MOOC's complexities.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2022

DOI of published version

10.3138/cjpe.71203

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