Authors: Naima Sahli1 & Fawzia Bouhass Benaissi2
1Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Languages, and Arts, The University of Djillali Liabes, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
2Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Languages, and Arts, The University of Djillali Liabes, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Abstract: This research study aims at consolidating and extending students’ repertoire about research and writing skills through MOOCs. To this end, fifteen Masters one students at the University of Ibn Khaldoun – Tiaret-, Algeria enrolled in an online course on FutureLearn. Then an attitudinal questionnaire was administered to them about their expectations and experiences throughout the course. The online course also informed the practitioner researchers’ in-class teaching to tackle the practical side of some research and writing techniques. The findings indicated that the students exhibited positive attitudes about online instruction and showed a great extent of engagement. At the end of the eighth week of online instruction, the students were well-informed about the requirements of conducting a research study.
Keywords: MOOCs, LMOOCs, Online Instruction, Research Skills, Writing Skills
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), December 2018, Vol.5, No.2