MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
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MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course and its variants.
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The 3 Ms, quality and instructional design of MOOCs

The 3 Ms, quality and instructional design of MOOCs | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
The 3 Ms of MOOCs are Mission, MOOCs and Money. The fundamental questions boards should be asking include: Why are we online? Is the movement to or expansion of online education consistent with the...

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Brainstorm in Progress: MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design

Brainstorm in Progress: MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

Around the same time, we ran into George Seimen's essay, "Connectivism: a learning theory for the digital age"as well as the work by Stephen Downes on the same topic. We were then so far beyond the ADDIE model of instructional design. There was no model of typical instructional design that could account for what was happening here. Stephen Downes wrote in the Huffington Post "At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. Knowledge, therefore, is not acquired, as though it were a thing. It is not transmitted, as though it were some type of communication."


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