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The course as container: Distributed learning and the MOOC
Morris, Sean Michael and Stommel, Jesse

PublishedNovember 2014
Book titleGlobal Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Transgressing Boundaries
Volume 11, Chapter 10, Pages 167-180
SeriesProfessional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
EditorsLayne, Prudence C. and Lake, Peter
CountryUnited States, North America

Critics of MOOCs and connected learning environments in general assert that they are too susceptible to neoliberal motivations, that MOOCs propose to replace 1000 local instructors with one famous one, and that the "disruption'' that MOOCs promise will ultimately be the disruption of traditional academic culture altogether. Certainly, this anxiety is worth exploring, for, as we know, no technological platform, no code, is ideologically neutral. However, to eschew the methodologies of online communities–-which, in terms of new media practices, certainly pre-date the first MOOCs–-because they run the risk of being co-opted is reactionary.

Keywords Community as Learning · connected learning environments · distributed learning · MOOCs · online communities

Published atSpringer, Cham
Rights© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
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