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To MOOC or Not to MOOC by Sarah Porter

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Examples of MOOCs

Abstract

This chapter addresses the question How do different MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) vary from one another, and why have they been designed in a particular way? and examines four different MOOCs against a framework of learner background and intentions, technology infrastructure, and interactive learning environment. It discusses the choice of subject area for each MOOC and compares the intended audience and subsequent design decisions.

Keywords

Comparison; MOOC design; MOOC examples

Introduction

Now that we have developed an understanding of the background to this area, the scale of the MOOCs that are available, and the platforms that people are using, it is useful to analyze some specific MOOCs—the actual courses rather ...

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