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Author Littlejohn, Allison, 1962- author

Title Reconceptualising learning in the digital age : the [Un]democratising potential of MOOCs / Allison Littlejohn, Nina Hood
Published Singapore : Springer, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in education. Open and distance education
SpringerBriefs in education. Open and distance education
Contents Intro; Contents; Summary and Overview; 1 The Many Guises of MOOCs; 1.1 Introducing MOOCs; 1.2 MOOC Dimensions; 1.3 The Origins of MOOCs; 1.4 Conceptualising What It Means to Be MOOC; 1.5 Shifting Meanings: What Do Massive, Open, Online and Course Really Mean?; 1.6 Massive; 1.7 Open; 1.8 Online; 1.9 Course; 1.10 MOOC Ideologies; 1.11 The Ambitions of This Book; References; 2 The [Un]Democratisation of Education and Learning; 2.1 The Hype, De-hype and Re-hype of MOOCs; 2.2 The Learnification of Education; the Wider Context of MOOCs; 2.3 Towards Democracy; 2.4 Different Challenges, Same Outcome
2.5 New Name, Repeating Model2.6 Concluding Thoughts; References; 3 The Emancipated Learner? The Tensions Facing Learners in Massive, Open Learning; 3.1 Individual Learner, Common Challenges; 3.2 Student, Learner, User, Participant-Multiple Names for Multiple Actors; 3.2.1 The Student, the Learner; 3.2.2 The User, the Participant; 3.3 Why a MOOC? Motivations and Incentives Among MOOC Learners; 3.4 But Who Benefits?; 3.5 A Closer Look at the Role of Self-regulated Learning in MOOCs; 3.6 Learning Behaviour: Diversity in Engagement; 3.7 Concluding Thoughts; References
4 Massive Numbers, Diverse Learning4.1 Learning in MOOCs; What Does It Mean?; 4.2 Individual-Level Factors; 4.3 The Environment; 4.4 Analysing the Norms of Behaviour; 4.5 Qualitative Narratives and Learners' Stories; 4.6 Making Sense of the Learner Stories; 4.7 Concluding Thoughts; References; 5 Designing for Quality?; 5.1 Contested Purpose, Uncertain Quality; 5.2 Notions of Quality; 5.3 Quality of Platform Provider; 5.4 Quality of Instructor; 5.5 Quality of Learning Design; 5.6 Quality of Adaptability to Context; 5.7 Quality of Outcome; 5.8 Concluding Thoughts; References
6 A Crisis of Identity? Contradictions and New Opportunities6.1 When Actions Contradict Aims; 6.2 Restraining Elitism, Embracing Democracy; 6.3 MOOCs as a Disrupting, not Reinforcing, Influence; 6.4 Opportunities for All: Supporting Self-regulation; 6.5 Rethinking Success Measures; 6.6 Concluding Thoughts; References
Summary This book situates Massive Open Online Courses and open learning within a broader educational, economic and social context. It raises questions regarding whether Massive Open Online Courses effectively address demands to open up access to education by triggering a new education order, or merely represent reactionary and unimaginative responses to those demands. It offers a fresh perspective on how we conceptualise learners and learning, teachers and teaching, accreditation and quality, and how these dimensions fit within the emerging landscape of new forms of open learning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 20, 2018)
Subject Computer network resources.
Education -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Electronic information resources.
Internet in education.
MOOCs (Web-based instruction)
Open learning.
Form Electronic book
Author Hood, Nina, 1985- author
ISBN 9789811088933 (electronic bk.)
9811088934 (electronic bk.)