My research focus (in a nutshell)

Not every learners in MOOC get to know and watch this fantastic video by David Cormier on how to succeed in MOOC.

I’m particularly moved by the idea of a community motivating the learner in this video. Unfortunately this is very hard to achieve, given the state of current MOOC, which is mostly an isolating learning experience for most people.

Even if MOOC learners get to watch this video, it would be entirely another matter to really embody them in our learning experience on the platform.

My research focus, in short, is to understand, experiment, and implement some of those ideas in this video onto MOOCs by designing user interfaces and features that supports social and peer learning without deterring our learning behaviour.

It will be a very interesting few years ahead.