Student Performance and Learning Experience in MOOCs: The Possibilities of Interactive Activity-Based Online Learning Materials

  • János Ollé
  • Žolt Namestovski
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)


The most common criticisms against the effectiveness of MOOCs usually point out the high attrition rates and the low level of learning effectiveness. Open courses generally require self-regulation (self-regulated learning), task awareness and learning methodology at a level most students cannot achieve. To increase the effectiveness of open courses, the planning process should focus on the stronger control over students’ activities; another important factor is that the learning materials should be able to ensure the continuous activity of the learners. The application of appropriate activity-based instructional design solutions can largely increase the effectiveness of open courses. Our research focuses on the possibilities of activity-based learning material development for online education purposes.


Activity-based online learning material Instructional design MOOC 



The first author’s research was supported by the grant EFOP-3.6.1-16-2016-00001 (“Complex improvement of research capacities and services at Eszterhazy Karoly University”).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eszterházy Károly UniversityEgerHungary
  2. 2.University of Novi SadSuboticaSerbia

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