Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future, 1st Edition

  • Elspeth McKay
  • John Lenarcic
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  • ISBN-10: 1466683252
  • ISBN-13: 9781466683259
  • DDC: 371.35
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 307 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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To some in academia, Massive Open Online Courses are a paradigm shift in online education, while others perceive them as a threat to traditional styles of pedagogy. In this regard, the time-honored model of the university lecture is seen as being a potential casualty of the rise of MOOCs. MACRO-LEVEL LEARNING THROUGH MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCS): STRATEGIES AND PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE provides insight into the emerging phenomenon of MOOCs as a design manual for the course designer with a collection of chapters that deal with all facets of the MOOC debate. Industry training developers, corporate trainers, educators, post graduate students, and others will benefit from the information provided in this book.

Table of Contents

Premier Reference Source Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Policy Issues in MOOCs Design: Emerging Technology and Change Management Issues for eLearning in the MOOCs Environment.
1: Mining a MOOC: What Our MOOC Taught Us about Professional Learning, Teaching, and Assessment.
2: Quality Assurance for Massive Open Access Online Courses: Building on the Old to Create Something New.
3: Professional Learning through MOOCs? A Trans-Disciplinary Framework for Building Knowledge, Inquiry, and Expertise.
4: MOOCs and the Art Studio: A Catalyst for Innovation and Change in eLearning Development and Studio Pedagogies.
Social Networking and Collaborative Learning: Building MOOCs Communities.
5: Internationalising Social Work Education Using Massive Open Online Courses.
ePedagogy and Interactive mMOOCs: ePedagogy and Students' Use of HCI – Integrating Interactivity into Asynchronous MOOCs.
6: Learning Theories: ePedagogical Strategies for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Higher Education.
7: Beyond the Phenomenon:Assessment in Massive Openonline Courses (Moocs).
Rich Internet Applications and Educational Practice of MOOCs: Educational Training Design.
8: What is Best for the Learner? Are MOOCs the Answer?.
9: Deceptive Promises: The Meaning of MOOCs-Hype for Higher Education.
10: Redefining the Classroom: Integration of Open and Classroom Learning in Higher Education.
11: MOOCs: Evolution and Revolution.
12: The Evolution of Online Learning and Related Tools and Techniques toward MOOCs.
13: MOOCs in Initial Teacher Training: Perspectives and Learning-Teaching Needs.
14: Challenges about MOOCs in Teacher Training: Differences between On-Site and Open University Students.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.