Design and Application of MOOC “Methods and Algorithms of Graph Theory” on National Platform of Open Education of Russian Federation

Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 59)

Abstract

The paper describes results of development and practical application of MOOC “Methods and algorithms of graph theory” in 2015 on National Platform of Open Education of the Russian Federation https://openedu.ru. The structure and content of the course are presented, as well as evaluation tools for monitoring learning outcomes. The paper describes features of the implementation of interactive practical exercises in the course by means of RLCP-compatible virtual laboratories which are SMART objects of the course. An example of a virtual stand of such laboratory and an example of criteria used in checking of solutions of the students are given. Analysis of the practical application of the course showed its effectiveness. Although only 9.2 % of 2605 registered students of the course went for certification, nearly 40 % of them gained a certificate of successful completion of the course, every fourth gained certificate with honors and 4.2 % of active students achieved the maximum score.

Keywords

MOOC Graph theory National platform of open education of russian federation Virtual laboratory SMART object Online exam 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ITMO UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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