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MOOCs: A learning journey
Smith, Becky and Eng, Min

Secondary titleTwo continuing education practitioners investigate and compare cMOOC and xMOOC learning models and experiences
PublishedAugust 2013
ConferenceInternational Conference on Hybrid Learning and Continuing Education
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 8038, Pages 244-255
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
EditorsCheung, Simon K. S. · Fong, Joseph · Fong, Wilfred · Wang, Fu Lee · Kwok, Lam For
CountryCanada, North America

ABSTRACT
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been radically changing the direction of online education in the last few years. Although sharing many common features, there has been an emergence of two distinct varieties of MOOC: cMOOCs and xMOOCs. The two are distinguished based on their different pedagogies. This paper outlines the history of MOOCs and attempts to examine the main feature differences between cMOOC and xMOOC learning models. The authors, both continuing education practitioners, also present their experiences and reflections on being learners in a cMOOC and xMOOC delivered by Coursera, a commercial MOOC provider.

Keywords cMOOC · connectivism · Connectivist · Coursera · e-learning · massive open online course · MOOC · online education · xMOOC

Published atBerlin, Heidelberg
ISBN978-3-642-39750-9
ISSN1611-3349
RefereedYes
Rights© 2017 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-39750-9_23
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar


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