OpenQuest : Designing a Motivational Framework for MOOCs Instruction
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
© The Authors, 2016
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.
PublisherEuropean Association of Distance Teaching Universities
Parent publication ISBN978-90-79730-19-3
ConferenceHOME (Higher education Online: MOOCs the European way) conference
Is part of publicationMOOCs in Europe : Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Designing and Implementing a Big Open Online Course by Using a 3D Virtual Immersive Environment : Lessons Learned Mystakidis, Stylianos; Berki, Eleni; Valtanen, Juri (IATED Academy, 2017)Open Education (OE) is a distance learning approach that was strategically chosen by the European Commission (EC) to encourage cost-effective training, upskilling and reskilling of large population groups and workforce ...
Hiltunen, Leena (University of Jyväskylä, 2010)
Vahlo, Jukka; Tuuri, Kai; Välisalo, Tanja (Frontiers Media SA, 2022)In this explorative study, we investigated motives of autonomous learners to participate in an online course, and how these motives are related to gameplay motivations, engagement in the course experience, and learning ...
Hiltunen, Leena (University of Jyväskylä, 2005)
Pedagogical framework, design principles, recommendations and guidelines for a STEM learning environment design Mäkelä, Tiina; Fenyvesi, Kristof; Kankaanranta, Marja; Kenttälä, Veera; Merjovaara, Olli; Mäki-Kuutti, Matias; Christodoulou, Panagiota; Pnevmatikos, Dimitris; Haaf, Christina; Reid, Alecia Adelaide May; Rioja del Rio, Carlos; Serrano, Noemi; Surkova, Evgeniia; Mäkiö, Juho; Astapchuk, Sviatlana V.; Pavlysh, Eduard V. (Jyväskylän yliopisto, Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos, 2021)