Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Instructor Student Rapport and Student Interests Among College Students of Karnataka (71749)

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have gained immense popularity in recent years, with the emergence of various platforms such as Coursera, Udacity, edX, etc. These platforms offer courses in various fields, ranging from computer science to humanities. The objective of the present study is to examine the association between student-instructor rapport and student interest while pursuing MOOCs. The sample comprised 383 college students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Karnataka and employed two measures, namely the Instructor-Student Rapport Scale and the Student Interest Scale. The findings of the study suggested a significant positive relationship between instructor-student rapport and student interest. Personal connection, one dimension of instructor-student rapport was found to be a significant predictor of emotional interest in students; whereas enjoyable interaction, another dimension of instructor-student rapport, was demonstrated as a significant predictor of cognitive interest. The study throws light into the scope of utilizing instructor-student rapport in enhancing student interest, thereby enhancing the efficacy of MOOCs across the country.

Vishnu Achutha Menon, Kristu Jayanti College, India
Aswathi Prasad, Clinical Psychologist (RCI Registered), India
Limson Antony Puthur, Christ University, India
K K Soman, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Vishnu Achutha Menon is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Kristu Jayanti College in India

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00