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New models of open and distributed learning
Downes, Stephen

PublishedAugust 2016
SeriesLecture Notes in Educational Technology
Edition 1, Chapter 1, Pages 1–22
PublisherOpen education: From OERs to MOOCs, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
EditorsJemni, Mohamed · Kinshuk · Khribi, Mohamed Koutheair

ABSTRACT
The last 100 years have seen a significant transformation in the way we understand teaching and learning. This chapter documents that change. We now understand that learning is neither merely the passive reception of new information nor that it need not be limited to formal classrooms and educational institutions. Now technologies have enabled the development of open and distributed learning, with access enabled for all, and with materials licensed and shared freely. This, in turn, has led to new ways of looking at pedagogy, as typified by trends in social learning, personal learning, and the massive open online course.

Keywords connectivism · learning design · massive open online course · MOOC · open learning · pedagogy · social learning

ISBNHardcover 978-3-662-52923-2
ISSNeBook 978-3-662-52925-6
RefereedYes
Rights© 2016 Springer International Publishing AG
DOI10.1007/978-3-662-52925-6_1
URLhttps://doi.org/10.1007%2F978-3-662-52925-6_1
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