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Changing the tune: MOOCs for human development? A case study (pre-print)
Balaji, Venkataraman and Kanwar, Asha

PublishedJune 2015
Book titleMOOCs and Open Education around the World
Chapter 18, Pages 1-13
PublisherRoutledge
EditorsBonk, Curtis J. · Lee, Mimi M. · Reeves, Thomas C. · Reynolds, Thomas H.
CountryCanada, North America

ABSTRACT
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is covered in critical analysis as well as in popular media as a development exclusively bearing on the Higher Education sector (The Economist, 2014). This term has also acquired an informal brand connotation – it refers to a package of course offerings, platforms, and processes identified with three pioneering organizations, namely edX, Coursera, and Udacity who tend to offer lecture and content-based MOOCs or “xMOOCs.” A thoroughly informed analysis of MOOCs has tended to focus on their role and impact in higher education in North America (Hollands & Tirthali, 2014). In contrast, proponents of connectivist MOOCs or “cMOOCs” have focused on pedagogy and style (for example, see Siemens, 2014).

Pre -print of Chapter 18 in MOOCs and Open Education around the World
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds
Routledge – 2015
Note: There may changes between this and the published version

Keywords developing countries · higher education · learner demographics · MOOC · OER

Published atVancouver, BC
RefereedYes
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/882
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