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User perceptions and experiences of massive online open courses

Rolfe, Vivien; Kernohan, David


Vivien Rolfe

David Kernohan


Open education is transforming academia by empowering communities to share learning materials, and is opening up teaching practices beyond the classroom (1). In the last few years, massive online open courses (MOOCs) have emerged and become the focus of attention. These free courses are evolving in two distinct pedagogic forms: the connectivist (cMOOC) that has grown out of an informal networked approach to learning, and the structured, content-based MOOC delivered on large-scale platforms (xMOOC), often with significant amounts of commercial backing (2).


Rolfe, V., & Kernohan, D. (2014, April). User perceptions and experiences of massive online open courses. Poster presented at Open Educational Resources 2014 (OER14)

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Conference Name Open Educational Resources 2014 (OER14)
Start Date Apr 28, 2014
End Date Apr 29, 2014
Publication Date Apr 28, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords open education, MOOCs, massive online open learning, massive online open courses
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : OER14


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