Challenges of Converting an In-person Dance Course to a MOOC Course

Keywords: cultural heritage, folkl dance, massive online course, MOOCs


This article presents the design experience of the “Folk dance as cultural heritage” course, which is offered to undergraduate students from University of Cauca the “massive online course” modality. It shows the main challenges faced in the exercise of the integration of two in-person courses, one practical and one theoretical, and its process of transformation into a MOOC. The course was designed for two academic credits with six hours of dedication per week and is offered as an elective (non-mandatory) class of the Integral Social and Human Formation (FISH) component, through a space in the MOOC Open edX platform. The integration process of the two in-person courses and their transformation into a MOOC, brought with it several challenges related to the adjustment of contents, academic activities and evaluation. This article presents how these challenges were faced in this experience. It is worth mentioning that one of the results obtained in this research is associated with the contribution of the research to the first folk dance course in MOOC modality in Latin America, what makes it an innovative educational proposal that allows the rescue of culture through the adaptation of traditional educational contents.

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  • Author Biographies

    Angela Rocio Chantre Astaiza, Universidad del Cauca

    Ph. D. in Business Economics, Full Professor at University of Cauca, Department of Tourism Scienc.

    Claudia Patricia Burbano Astaiza, Universidad del Cauca

    Master in Education, Majoring in Research. Non-Tenured Full-Time Teacher, Department of Sports, Recreational
    and Physical Activity, University of Cauca. 

    Mario Fernando Solarte Sarasty, Universidad del Cauca

    Ph. D. in Telematics Engineering and Full Professor at University of Cauca, Department of Telematics

How to Cite
Chantre Astaiza, A. R., Burbano Astaiza, C. P., & Solarte Sarasty, M. F. (2021). Challenges of Converting an In-person Dance Course to a MOOC Course. Revista Ingenierías Universidad De Medellín, 20(38), 119-131.


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