The Dialogical Authentic Netlearning Activity (DIANA) model for collaborative knowledge construction in MOOC

Sanna Marjatta Ruhalahti, Anne-Maria Korhonen, Heli Mirja Anneli Ruokamo

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Abstrakti

The ways in which we work and learn are changing rapidly. These changes
require research and competencies that are not only new, but which also respond to the requirements of the digital age. The extensive social phenomena and pressures that are a result of digitalisation also call for more careful consideration. Digitalisation requires us to renew educational structures. Massive open online courses (MOOC) and their associated
pedagogical decisions can promote the development of digitalisation. Open online courses necessitate a stricter pedagogical structure that enables authentic learning and dialogue based on collaborative knowledge creation. This article presents a case study showing how the DIANA (Dialogical Authentic Netlearning Activity) pedagogical model was used to support collaborative knowledge construction in a micro open online course titled “Making
learning personal”. A questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data from fourteen participants, and qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data. Various phenomena of MOOCs are evident in the results, however, the results also reveal the challenges of dialogical, authentic learning and collaborative knowledge creation in an open online course. The results indicate that sufficient guidance is required to gain a thorough understanding of a pedagogical model, and that collaborative knowledge creation
requires time, shared learning objectives, and a substantial knowledge of dialogical participation.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
Sivut58-67
Julkaisu The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning
Vuosikerta4
Numero2
TilaJulkaistu - helmikuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli

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