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MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Elizabeth Losh (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Many of the essays in MOOCs and Their Afterlives argue that what may have been most significant about the advent of massive open online courses produced by companies like Coursera and edX was not the ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Losh

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

MOOCs – massive open online courses – have been greeted with emotional extremes that range from euphoric enthusiasm to catastrophic pessimism. In contrast, this collection situates the phenomena of ... More


Beyond Hype, Hyperbole, Myths, and Paradoxes: Scaling Up Participatory Learning and Assessment in a Big Open Online Course

Daniel T. Hickey and Suraj L. Uttamchandani

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes an effort to scale up interactive “participatory” learning. It started with design principles that emerged in prior refinements of two conventional online courses. These ... More


Can MOOCs and SPOCs Help Scale Residential Education While Maintaining High Quality?

Armando Fox

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

While early discussions around the pros and cons of MOOCs have been spirited, often overlooked in such discussions are how MOOCs can enhance rather than replace classroom teaching. Experience with ... More


Measuring the Impact of a MOOC Experience

Owen R. Youngman

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The sheer size and student-teacher ratios of MOOCs raised questions among both academics and the general public, not only of whether substantial learning could take place in them, but also of whether ... More


Connecting Learning: What I Learned from Teaching a Meta-MOOC

Cathy N. Davidson

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this chapter, Cathy N. Davidson explains how she and her students from Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University together worked to turn a conventional ... More


Epistemologies of Doing: Engaging Online Learning through Feminist Pedagogy

Radhika Gajjala, Erika M. Behrmann, Anca Birzescu, Andrew Corbett, and Kayleigh Frances Bondor

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In the context of what Elizabeth Losh refers to as the “MOOC moment” and after, the co-authored discussion in this chapter pushes towards a rethinking of the disembodied learning and teaching ... More


Open Education as Resistance: MOOCs and Critical Digital Pedagogy

Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The project of education has been misrepresented as objective, quantifiable, apolitical. The work here advocates for a Critical Digital Pedagogy that demands open and networked environments not be ... More


Digital Universalism and MOOC Affects

Elizabeth Losh

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

MOOCs appeal to a techno-missionary enthusiasm for conversion experiences that are structured around belief in digital universalism in which salvation is offered to all regardless of past mistakes or ... More


The Prospects and Regrets of an EdTech Gold Rush

Alex Reid

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0015
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Expectations about the role that MOOCs might play in higher education remain intertwined with conventional understandings of how learning happens and might be measured. Another approach to online ... More


Always Alone and Together: Three of My MOOC Student Discussion and Participation Experiences

Steven D. Krause

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0016
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The author reflects on his experiences as a student in three different MOOCs between 2012 and 2014. Specifically, this chapter focuses on the different approaches these MOOCs took to enable ... More


The Open Letter to Michael Sandel and Some Thoughts about Outsourced Online Teaching

The San José State Philosophy Department

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0017
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this chapter, we argue that MOOCs and flipped courses are educationally deficient in a number of ways. We also describe how we use technology when we think it will help our students and with an ... More


The Secret Lives of MOOCs

Ian Bogost

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0018
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

MOOCs came onto the scene as an alternative method of teaching. But they also serve other masters, including educational marketing and fiscal policy, the political goals of contemporary technology, ... More


Education

José van

in The Platform Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190889760
eISBN:
9780190889807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889760.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates how platformization is affecting the idea of education as a common good on both sides of the Atlantic. The growth of online educational platforms has been explosive, in both ... More


Technological Threat: The Online Revolution

Robert B. Archibald

in The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190251918
eISBN:
9780190251949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251918.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the rapid growth of online education. It evaluates the likelihood that distance learning will break the rise in college cost and disrupt the traditional model of campus-based ... More


Applying the Legacy Framework to Service Sectors: Higher Education and Healthcare Delivery

William B. Bonvillian and Charles Weiss

in Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199374519
eISBN:
9780199374540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374519.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

American higher education and healthcare delivery display classic features of legacy sectors. Higher education faces pressures to expand and lower its cost structure. Massive online open courses ... More


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