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Wherefore art thou MOOC: Defining massive open online courses
Blackmon, Stephanie and Major, Claire

PublishedDecember 2017
JournalOnline Learning
Volume 21, Issue 4, Pages 195-221

Although MOOCs are a much-discussed topic in higher education, these conversations do not often include details regarding the nuanced nature of these courses. What do we mean when we refer to MOOCs? In the current work, we not only delve into the variations of MOOCs, but more specifically, we put a typology we previously created into practice. Our goal with this work is not only to provide an extended categorization for MOOCs, but also to apply those categories to MOOCs that are currently advertised or already available.

Keywords defining MOOCs · MOOCs · online learning · typology

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