The most recent issue of Current Issues in Emerging eLearning, now available on ScholarWorks, explores theoretical perspectives and pedagogical applications of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and openness in education.
Current Issues in Emerging eLearning launched in 2014 and is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal of applied research and critical thought on eLearning practice and emerging pedagogical methods. The journal is published by the Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning, and sponsored by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Apart from an introductory note by editor Apostolos Koutropoulos, the contents of this special issue include:
- “The brief & expansive history (and future) of the MOOC: Why two divergent models share the same name” by Rolin Moe
- “The dark side of the MOOC – A critical inquiry on their claims and realities” by Markus Deimann
- “Down the Rabbit Hole: An initial typology of issues around the development of MOOCs” by Apostolos Koutropoulos and Panagiotis Zaharias
- “Supportive technologies for group discussion in MOOCs” by Carolyn P. Rosé, Pam Goldman, Jennifer Zoltners Sherer, and Lauren Resnick
- “Information Literacy in MOOCs” by Paul Bond
- “Evolution of the BlendKit Course: Fine-Tuning a Professional Development MOOC” by Kelvin Thompson and Patsy Moskal
- “Developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at a College of Education: Narrative of Disruptive Innovation?” by Dalit Levy and Sarah Schrire
- “Highjacking the MOOC: Reflections on Creating/Teaching an Art History MOOC” by Parme Giuntini and Jean-Marie Venturini
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