Collaboration Tools In MOOC: A Provider’s Perspective
Jyoti Chauhan1,  Anita Goel2

1Jyoti Chauhan, Department of Computer Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.
2Anita Goel, Department of Computer Science, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Manuscript received on 23 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2019 | PP: 981-987 | Volume-7 Issue-6, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: F2765037619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Collaboration tools are incorporated in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), to promote community-based learning. Although existing MOOCs incorporate the functionality of collaboration using various tools such as wiki and forum, there is no mention of the feature specification list of these tools. MOOC providers integrate either third-party tools or develop their own tool. The objective of this study is to view the collaboration tools used in MOOC from a provider’s perspective, giving insight into the technological dimension of these tools in terms of their features. The study is based on six popular MOOC platforms including both, open-source and proprietary platforms. The features of collaboration tools supported by the chosen MOOC platforms are identified and formulated in the form of checklists. As an outcome of our study, we suggest the set of features that may be provided for collaboration tools in MOOC by the providers, to facilitate the learning.
Keywords: MOOC, Collaboration Tools, Forum, Checklist, Higher Education.

Scope of the Article: Software Engineering Techniques and Production Perspectives