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Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Book Description

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

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. OBJECTIVES OF THE BOOK
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. SCHOLARLY VALUE AND CONTRIBUTION
    5. SECTION 1: POLICY ISSUES IN MOOCs DESIGN
    6. SECTION 2: SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
    7. SECTION 3: ePEDAGOGY AND INTERACTIVE MOOCs
    8. SECTION 4: RICH INTERNET APPLICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE OF MOOCs
    9. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Policy Issues in MOOCs Design: Emerging Technology and Change Management Issues for eLearning in the MOOCs Environment
    1. Chapter 1: Mining a MOOC
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE NATURE OF TEACHING IN A MOOC
      5. DIRECTIONS FOR INQUIRY
      6. THE PROCESS OF LEARNING IN A MOOC
      7. QUALITY OF ASSESSMENT
      8. JUDGING THE MOOC’S PERFORMANCE
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Quality Assurance for Massive Open Access Online Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND NON-AWARD COURSES
      5. APPLYING THE QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Professional Learning through MOOCs?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOOCS AND FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING PROCESSES IN THE PROFESSIONS
      4. MOOCS, THE OPEN EDUCATIONAL MOVEMENT, AND EXPERTISE
      5. FEATURES OF DISCIPLINES AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
      6. POLICY IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: MOOCs and the Art Studio
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND CONTEXTS
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. REFLECTIONS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Social Networking and Collaborative Learning: Building MOOCs Communities
    1. Chapter 5: Internationalising Social Work Education Using Massive Open Online Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION
      4. INTERNATIONALISING THE CURRICULUM
      5. INTERNATIONALISING SOCIAL WORK
      6. CASE STUDY: COMMUNITY WORK
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: ePedagogy and Interactive MOOCs: ePedagogy and Students' Use of HCI – Integrating Interactivity into Asynchronous MOOCs
    1. Chapter 6: Learning Theories
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW ON MOOCs
      4. LEARNING THEORIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
      5. DISCUSSION ON E-PEDAGOGICAL STRATEGIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Beyond the Phenomenon
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ePEDAGOGY: xMOOCS AND cMOOCS
      5. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Rich Internet Applications and Educational Practice of MOOCs: Educational Training Design
    1. Chapter 8: What is Best for the Learner?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ACCESSIBILITY
      5. COST TO THE LEARNER
      6. QUALITY OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
      7. LEARNER PERFORMANCE
      8. ACQUIRING ONLINE COLLABORATION METHODS AND APPLYING RESOURCES CURRENTLY USED IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: Deceptive Promises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE MOOC FERVOUR: GENEROUS IDEALS AND PROSAIC REALITIES
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Redefining the Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING
      4. RECENT TRENDS AND INITIATIVES
      5. BLENDED LEARNING INITIATIVES
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 11: MOOCs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISTANCE EDUCATION
      5. ONLINE LEARNING
      6. PEDAGOGY
      7. MOOC PROVIDERS
      8. A MOOC BUSINESS MODEL
      9. ISSUES EMERGING FROM THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MOOCS
      10. WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF MOOCS?
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ADDITIONAL READING
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 12: The Evolution of Online Learning and Related Tools and Techniques toward MOOCs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TOOLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
      5. THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY MOOCs
      6. THE FUTURE
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 13: MOOCs in Initial Teacher Training
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 14: Challenges about MOOCs in Teacher Training
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors