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MOOC as a complex system
Nakano, Natália · Padua, Mariana Cantisani · Jorente, Maria José Vicentini

PublishedDecember 2016
ConferenceFirst Complex Systems Digital Campus World E-Conference 2015
SeriesSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
Pages 125-131
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
EditorsBourgine, Paul · Collet, Pierre · Parrend, Pierre
CountryBrazil, South America

Considering the current scenario of technological innovations, re-shaped connections and relationships, discussions on new formats of knowledge construction and dissemination that meet the needs of human beings are taking place. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are one of these possibilities. MOOCs are open online courses offered on the Internet, often at no costs for the participant, and are viewed by some authors as an instrument for social change once it is claimed to democratize education. Thus, the objective of this paper is to discuss MOOCs as a complex digital environment, specifically from the perspective of Design. We conclude that Design may contribute to the platform both theoretically and in practice, as a good Design allows to reflect and add characteristics of Complexity Theory to the system.

Keywords complexity theory · distributed learning · information and technology · instructional design · MOOC

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Rights© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
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