Deep Impacts: A summary report of the evaluation findings from the Space Awareness Massive Open Online Courses
Authors: Patel, U., Bultitude, K. and DeWitt, J.
Publisher: EU Space Awareness is funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, H2020 – COMPET – 2014 under the Grant Agreement 638653.
Place of Publication: OnlineAbstract:
Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches, the evaluation approach built on a set of intended participant outcomes agreed in advance of the MOOCs to investigate what changes participants experienced by following the MOOC(s). A series of pre-, post- and follow-up surveys (conducted two months after the end of the course) enabled direct comparison of participants’ self-reported attitudes, values, skills and perceptions. A qualitative analysis of the discussions undertaken within one course, Navigation Through the Ages, provided a complementary perspective of more indirect evidence regarding participants’ experiences.