The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
The MOOC model for digital practice
McAuley, Alexander · Stewart, Bonnie · Siemens, George · Cormier, Dave

PublishedDecember 2010
PeriodicalPages 1-64
PublisherUniversity of Prince Edward Island
CountryCanada, North America

ABSTRACT
The MOOC Model for Digital Practice responds to the “Building Digital Skills for Tomorrow” section of the consultation paper Improving Canada’s Digital Advantage: Strategies for Sustain- able Prosperity by synthesizing the current state of knowledge about Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). It argues that building and sustaining prosperity through Canada’s current digital strengths depends on a digital ecosystem that embraces both infrastructure and the col- laborative social networks enabled by that infrastructure. Prosperity in this context requires a citizenry with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to turn these factors towards creat- ing wealth. By exploring the relationship of MOOCs to the digital economy in general and their potential roles to prepare citizens for participation in that digital economy in particular, it illustrates one particularly Canadian model of how these needs may be addressed.

In keeping with the multimodality and the alternatives to “traditional” modes of presentation enabled by digital technologies and integral to the development of the digital economy, our knowledge synthesis has supplemented the printed report with four online digital videos. Each synopsizes one main attribute of the relationship of MOOCs to the digital economy:

The first summarizes what a MOOC is:
http://edactive.ca/mooc/whatisamooc

The second summarizes what new users may need to consider for success in a MOOC:
http://edactive.ca/mooc/successinamooc

The third touches on the creation of knowledge in a MOOC:
http://edactive.ca/mooc/knowledgeinamooc

The fourth provides an example of how MOOCs might be presented as a contributor to a digital economy: http://edactive.ca/mooc/digitaleconomysample

Collectively, the four web-based videos provide an overview of many of the points raised elsewhere in this report.

Keywords digital economy · MOOC · MOOC policy

Rightsby/3.0
URLhttp://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/MOOC_Final.pdf
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
MOOC_Final.pdf · 478.9KB1772 downloads



Viewed by 49 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

Through the open door: Open courses as research, learning, and engagement
Cormier, Dave; Siemens, George
Match: Siemens, George; Cormier, Dave

Cours en ligne ouverts et massifs : État des lieux et adoption au Canada français: Guide et bilan de l'impact des cours en ligne ouverts et massifs (CLOM) au Canada Francophone
Grégoire, Robert; European Association for Distance Teaching Universities
Match: MOOC; Canada; North America

Open Educational Resources: Innovation, research and practice
Burgos Aguilar, José Vladimir; Cox, Glenda; Czerniewicz, Laura; D'Antoni, Susan; et al.
Open Educational Resources (OER) – that is, teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free to others to use, revise and share – offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness ...
Match: Siemens, George; MOOC

Massive Open Online Courses: Innovation in education?
Siemens, George; McGreal, Rory; Kinuthia, Wanjira; Marshall, Stewart
Match: Siemens, George; MOOC

Shared task on prediction of dropout over time in Massively Open Online Courses
Rosé, Carolyn P.; Siemens, George
The shared task on Prediction of Dropout Over Time in MOOCs involves analysis of data from 6 MOOCs offered through Coursera. Data from one MOOC with approximately 30K students was distributed as training data and ...
Match: Siemens, George; MOOC

Where is research on massive open online courses headed? A data analysis of the MOOC Research Initiative
Gasevic, Dragan; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Joksimovic, Srecko; Siemens, George; et al.
This paper reports on the results of an analysis of the research proposals submitted to the MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) funded by the Gates Foundation and administered by Athabasca University. The goal of MRI was to ...
Match: Siemens, George; MOOC

MOOCs in Europe: Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015
Bang, Joergen; Dalsgaard, Christian; Kjaer, Arne; O’Donovan, Maria; et al.
Table of contents Foreword Part 1: Regional MOOC initiatives Building OOC layers on top of existing courses (M)OOCs in Iceland: Language and learning communities EduOpen network in Italy Part 2: Role media ...
Match: Siemens, George; MOOC

Making sense of MOOCs: A guide for policy-makers in developing countries
Patru, Mariana; Balaji, Venkataraman
The Guide is designed to raise general awareness amongst policy makers in developing countries as to how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might address their concerns and priorities, particularly in terms of access ...
Match: MOOC; MOOC policy; Canada

MOOCs: Expectations and reality: Full report
Hollands, Fiona M.; Tirthali, Devayani
The Question: Do MOOCs cost-effectively produce desirable educational outcomes compared to face-to-face and other online options? The Study: Based on extensive research and interviews, The Centre for Benefit-Cost ...
Match: MOOC; MOOC policy; North America

To MOOC or not to MOOC: That is the question
Kanwar, Asha; Balaji, Venkataraman
Transcript and presentation slides from a lecture given at Wawasan Open University, Malaysia, 17 September 2014.
Match: MOOC; Canada; North America