From sMOOC to tMOOC, learning towards professional transference: ECO European Project

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Comunicar, ISSN: 1988-3293, Vol: 26, Issue: 55, Page: 105-114

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Sara Osuna-Acedo; Carmen Marta-Lazo; Divina Frau-Meigs
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The evolution of MOOCs in the last decade has been constant and dynamic. The first cMOOC and xMOOC models eventually evolved into different postMOOC modalities, such as sMOOC, which conjugates interaction among students with a participation model based on social networks. This work is focused on carrying out a systematic review of the state-of-the-art scientific literature referred to the concept of MOOC and its diverse types. Moreover, in this article, a new generation associated to sMOOC is unveiled: the tMOOC (Transfer Massive Open Online Courses). The methodology of study is based on the content analysis of those categories resulting after compiling 707 entries from Web of Science, plus an in-depth study of the 70 articles which were quoted at least 10 times. In addition, a case study has been carried out from European ECO Project's "sMOOC step by step", as an example of innovative pedagogical model based on collaborative learning to train future e-teachers. The results of the analysis show the very recent -and still scarce- research on the different types of MOOCs, as well as the finding of a new modality based on pedagogical transformation, learning transference and intercreative talent. As a conclusion, the analysis of all key factors in the configuration of tMOOC suggests a new taxonomy based on the 10 T's.