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2021 ◽  
pp. 1-19
Author(s):  
Xi Lin ◽  
Qi Sun ◽  
Xiaoqiao Zhang
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Electronics ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 10 (14) ◽  
pp. 1701
Author(s):  
Theodor Panagiotakopoulos ◽  
Sotiris Kotsiantis ◽  
Georgios Kostopoulos ◽  
Omiros Iatrellis ◽  
Achilles Kameas

Over recent years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have gained increasing popularity in the field of online education. Students with different needs and learning specificities are able to attend a wide range of specialized online courses offered by universities and educational institutions. As a result, large amounts of data regarding students’ demographic characteristics, activity patterns, and learning performances are generated and stored in institutional repositories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, a key issue in MOOCs is low completion rates, which directly affect student success. Therefore, it is of utmost importance for educational institutions and faculty members to find more effective practices and reduce non-completer ratios. In this context, the main purpose of the present study is to employ a plethora of state-of-the-art supervised machine learning algorithms for predicting student dropout in a MOOC for smart city professionals at an early stage. The experimental results show that accuracy exceeds 96% based on data collected during the first week of the course, thus enabling effective intervention strategies and support actions.


2021 ◽  
Author(s):  
Mengxiao Yu ◽  
Haixia Xie ◽  
Qiwen Chen ◽  
Shengnan Yao

Abstract The primary aim of the study was to obtain the views of parents on the role of family efficacy in children's rehabilitation stage through investigation. The secondary objective was to evaluate the important role of family factors in the rehabilitation of hearing-impaired children. The third objective was to explore the willingness of parents to accept online courses, parents' Union and personalized family therapy.This study included 480 parents of hearing-impaired children. The questionnaire was distributed and collected in December 2020. And the parents of hearing-impaired children in the stage of postoperative rehabilitation were selected as the research objects.Although the rehabilitation process of hearing-impaired children is affected by many factors, family factors play a dominant role. In the rehabilitation process of hearing-impaired children, parents need to spend a lot of money, time and energy. At the same time, for the effect of rehabilitation, most parents tend to ignore the mental health rehabilitation of hearing-impaired children, only pay attention to the rehabilitation of speech clarity, hearing ability, communication ability of children. Moreover, parents generally believe that the function of the family is mainly responsible for the children's daily life, and only a few families are responsible for the language rehabilitation and mental health of hearing-impaired children. Therefore, parents' understanding of family efficacy is not comprehensive enough. And through the survey, we can see that from the perspective of parents, parents' lack of professional knowledge, lack of self-confidence and time factors will affect children's rehabilitation process. For the measures we proposed, such as online courses, parents' Union, personalized family therapy mode, parents of hearing-impaired children generally have a high acceptance. It can be seen that these measures can promote family efficacy and improve the rehabilitation effect of hearing-impaired children to a certain extent.The rehabilitation of hearing-impaired children needs to extend from schools and rehabilitation institutions to families to form a more unified and comprehensive rehabilitation system,especially on children's psychological rehabilitation. The corresponding models and Countermeasures of hearing-impaired children's family participation in China are extremely insufficient.Based on this, this study puts forward hypothetical Countermeasures in the form of questionnaire, investigates the recognition of parents, explores the innovation of family participation mode of hearing-impaired children, and puts forward accurate countermeasures.


2021 ◽  
Vol 3 (3) ◽  
pp. 73-84
Author(s):  
Lourdes Atiaja ◽  
Andrés García-Martínez

La dinámica de la ciencia y la tecnología son los elementos primordiales del desarrollo sostenible de la sociedad en todos los ámbitos. En el contexto educativo han dado lugar a nuevas formas de aprendizajes flexibles, abiertas y gratuitas o a bajo costo, como los MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses- Cursos masivos abiertos en línea) que apoyados en las tecnologías emergentes tienen un efecto social y contribuyen a la democratización del conocimiento. En este sentido el objetivo principal de este trabajo es identificar las implicaciones (limitaciones y alcances) de los MOOC para el desarrollo de una educación inclusiva apoyada por las tecnologías emergentes y su impacto en la sociedad, tomando en cuenta los principales factores que lo generan y desarrollan, desde la visión CTS (Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad), mediante la aplicación de los métodos histórico-lógicos, de análisis y síntesis y finalmente la generalización-abstracción, tomando como importante fuentes bibliográficas primarias y secundarias, con el propósito que las instituciones educativas incorporen a los MOOC como una  alternativa para la formación permanente y actualización de conocimientos que tanto demanda la sociedad del conocimiento.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 ◽  
Author(s):  
Olivia L. Holden ◽  
Meghan E. Norris ◽  
Valerie A. Kuhlmeier

This paper provides a review of current research on academic integrity in higher education, with a focus on its application to assessment practices in online courses. Understanding the types and causes of academic dishonesty can inform the suite of methods that might be used to most effectively promote academic integrity. Thus, the paper first addresses the question of why students engage in academically dishonest behaviours. Then, a review of current methods to reduce academically dishonest behaviours is presented. Acknowledging the increasing use of online courses within the postsecondary curriculum, it is our hope that this review will aid instructors and administrators in their decision-making process regarding online evaluations and encourage future study that will form the foundation of evidence-based practices.


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