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The next game changer: The historical antecedents of the MOOC movement in education
Boven, David T.

PublishedMay 2013
JournaleLearning Papers
Volume 33, Issue May 2013, Pages 1-7
Publisherelearningeuropa.info
EditorsMor, Yishay and Koskinen, Tapio
CountrySpain, North America

ABSTRACT
Though the history of massive open online courses is very short, scholars can gain insights by looking at similar movements in the past. This paper examines several historical moments in education to develop an understanding of MOOCs and their future.

Specifically, this paper explores two developments that resemble the discourse surrounding MOOCs—the emergence of studia particulare and generale in medieval Europe and the monitorial educational systems of the early nineteenth century. It also looks at several other educational innovations that have been seen as disruptive to the status quo of education. These include land-grant institutions in the United States in addition to the University Without Walls and open education movements of the 1960s and 1970s. These previous movements are very instructive as proponents of MOOC educational systems develop strategies for promoting MOOCs and giving them lasting resonance in the digital age.

Keywords change in higher education · History · MOOC

Published atBarcelona
ISSN1887-1542
RefereedNo
Rightsby-nc-nd/3.0
URLhttp://elearningeuropa.info/en/article/The-Next-Game-Changer%3A-The-Historical-Antecedents-of-the-MOOC-Movement-in-Education?paper=124335
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