eLearning Papers Issue 37 is a special issue dedicated to the latest research on MOOCs (what is a MOOC?). The papers are based on the research contributions made to the recent European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs2014).



Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a widely recognized as a valuable form of informal learning. The task now at hand is to develop a rich body of research and documented practice so that educational institutions and learners can better benefit from this new form of education.


This issue of the eLearning Papers contributes to that body of knowledge with four in-depth research papers and six reports from the field:



Dropout Prediction in MOOCs using Learner Activity Features

Encouraging Forum Participation in Online Courses with Collectivist, Individualist and Neutral Motivational Framings

Cultural Translation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Characterizing Video Use in the Catalogue of MITx MOOCs

From the field

Toward a Quality Model for UNED MOOCs

The Discrete Optimization MOOC: An Exploration in Discovery-Based Learning

Designing Your First MOOC from Scratch: Recommendations After Teaching “Digital Education of the Future”

Offering cMOOCs Collaboratively: The COER13 Experience from the Convenors’ Perspective

Mathematics Courses: Fostering Individuality Through EMOOCs

Analyzing Completion Rates in the First French xMOOC


The guest editor for this issue is Pierre Antoine Ullmo, Founder and Director of P.A.U. Education. P.A.U. Education organized the EMOOCs2014 conference in partnership with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).


The rest of the contributions to the Summit are available online in the EMOOCs conference proceedings. An overview of the conference, including video recordings of the keynote speakers, is also available in our blog.


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