Augmenting Collaborative MOOC Video Viewing with Synchronized Textbook

  • Nan Li
  • Łukasz Kidziński
  • Pierre Dillenbourg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9297)


We designed BOOC, an application that synchronizes textbook content with MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) videos. The application leverages a tablet display split into two views to present lecture videos and textbook content simultaneously. The display of the book serves as peripheral contextual help for video viewing activities. A five-week user study with 6 groups of MOOC students in a blended on-campus course was conducted. Our study in this paper reports how textbooks are used in authentic MOOC study groups and further explores the effects of the book-mapping feature of the BOOC player in enhancing the collaborative MOOC learning experiences.


MOOC Peripheral display Contextual help Collaborative learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nan Li
    • 1
  • Łukasz Kidziński
    • 1
  • Pierre Dillenbourg
    • 1
  1. 1.CHILI, EPFLLausanneSwitzerland

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