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Functional programming for all!: Scaling a MOOC for students and professionals alike
EPFL, Switzerland.
Typesafe, Switzerland.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2659-5271
EPFL, Switzerland.
EPFL, Switzerland.
2014 (English)In: ICSE 2014: Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2014, 256-263 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have launched a scale shift in higher education, with several individual MOOCs now boasting tens or hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide. Our MOOC on the principles of functional pro-gramming has more than 100,000 registered students to date, and boasts one of the highest rates of completion (19.2%) for its size. In this paper, we describe our experience organiz-ing this popular MOOC, and demonstrate how providing in-novative supporting tools (IDE plugins, testing frameworks, interactive build tools, automated cloud-based graders, style checkers) and considering key human-computer interaction factors potentially contributed to this markedly high com-pletion rate. We collect an unprecedented volume of course statistics and survey results and have made them available, along with scripts for generating interactive web-based vi-sualizations, as an open-source project.

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2014. 256-263 p.
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165632DOI: 10.1145/2591062.2591161ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84903616253ISBN: 978-145032768-8OAI: diva2:808730
2014 International Conference on Software Engineering, Hyderabad, India, May 31 - June 07, 2014

QC 20150518

Available from: 2015-04-29 Created: 2015-04-29 Last updated: 2015-05-18Bibliographically approved

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