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Massive open online courses: A traditional or transformative approach to learning
Vale, Katie and Littlejohn, Allison

PublishedJuly 2014
SeriesAdvancing Technology Enhanced Learning
Chapter 10, Pages 138-153
PublisherReusing Open Resources: Learning in Open Networks for Work, Life and Education
EditorsLittlejohn, Allison and Pegler, Chris

ABSTRACT
This chapter examines potential benefits and limitations of MOOCs, using a case example of a major MOOC initiative:edX. This chapter begins by examining conflicting perspectives around MOOCs from the literature. Then the HarvardX course design workflow model is outlined. HarvardX is at the center of a variety of activities at Harvard University associated with open educational resources and open courses. The first five HarvardX MOOCs are described and learner behaviors in these courses are analysed. Finally, the benefits and limitations of open courses are reported.

Keywords HarvardX · MOOC · open courses

ISSNPrint ISBN: 9780415838689 eBook ISBN: 9780203780190 Adobe ISBN: 9781135040048
RefereedYes
Rights© 2015 – Routledge
DOI10.4324/9780203780190
URLhttps://books.google.ca/books?id=q9oABAAAQBAJ&pg=PT127&dq=Vale+Littlejohn+Transformative&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1u6S8oOzNAhWJHB4KHcFOCmkQ6AEIHjAA#v=
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