A Comparative Study on the Curriculum Experience of MOOC Teaching and Traditional Teaching: Taking the "Positive Psychology" Course as an Example
In recent years， MOOCs storm swept across higher education in the entire world. Compared with traditional courses， MOOCs have some uni，que advantages: 1) Students can arrange their study time at their own paces and make use of their scattered time; 2) As a platform with advanced technical support， MOOCs operate with an open platform which can record students' data during， which can be quite helpful to improve teaching methods; 3) It provides wider academic exchanges. Due to the online platform， both students and teachers can discuss with people from other colleges， overcoming the limitations of time and space. What's more， MOOCs provide diverse evaluation methods. In addition to traditional exams， there are also teacher evaluations， students ' self evaluations， online homework and quizzes. However， it remains controversial as to whether MOOC teaching could replace traditional teaching model. This study aimed to compare course experience of MOOC teaching and traditional teaching based on positive psychology courses. The same course and same teaching content were carried out by the same teaching team with two teaching methods: MOOC teaching and traditional teaching respectively. The results showed that college students took a positive attitude towards MOOC teaching. Students who participated in MOOC course tended to choose MOOC than students from traditional teaching course. These students also widely recognized the advantages of MOOC， such as wide selection， high learning efficiency， and more autonomous learning， and believed that MOOC is the future trend. However， college students generally do not think that MOOC could replace traditional curriculum and think MOOC might also increase the possibility of credit fraud. They also think that MOOC may be difficult to have sustained learning motivation and pressure. Compared with traditional teaching， MOOC students were more satisfied with the curriculum of MOOC. As a conclusion， it is better for MOOCs to be a supplement of traditional courses than replacement. In order to improve MOOCs' acceptance rate and teaching effect， the quality of MOOC should be considered first.
|關鍵詞||慕课教学、传统教学、课程体验、感知差异、MOOC teaching、traditional teaching、curriculum experience、perception difference|