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From Instructivism to Connectivism: Theoretical Underpinnings of MOOCs

While the first MOOCs were connectivist in their approach to learning, later versions have expanded to include instructivist structures and structures that blend both theories. From an instructional design standpoint the differences are important. This paper will examine how to analyze the goals of any proposed MOOC to determine what the epistemological focus should be. This will lead to a discussion of types of communication needed—based on analysis of power dynamics—to design accurately within the determined epistemology. The paper also explores later stages of design related to proper communication of the intended power structure or theoretical design as these relate to various activities and expectations in the MOOC.

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Higher Education Empirical Research Database

Higher Education Empirical Research Database | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education.

 

It is intended for use by policy-makers, academics and researchers in higher education.

 

The database is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date. It is free to register.


Via Harvey Mellar
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QAA's comment, October 24, 2012 12:00 PM
Thanks everybody for sharing this and letting others know about the HEER database. You can stay up-to-date with all the latest news from HEER by following us on Twitter @QAA_HEER. Kind regards, Katie.
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Beaven (2013) Qualitative methods for researching teachers’ (re)use of OER

Beaven (2013) Qualitative methods for researching teachers’ (re)use of OER | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

This paper proposes variations around the themes of Peer Observation of Teaching and Professional Conversations as tools to investigate the use and reuse of OER by teachers. It reports on two qualitative studies on the use and reuse of OER by language teachers at the Open University UK. Teachers use LORO (loro.open.ac.uk), an open repository of OER for language teaching, to select their teaching resources.

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CTecnologìa's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:46 PM

la usabilidad es uno de los elementos más importantes a la hora de considerar los rea

PaigeCuffe's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:51 AM

In the discussion around how to increase the use of OER, this is one to throw into the pot.