Share Paper: Building open learning opportunities: The Participating in the Digital Age cMOOC design case.

  1. Nathaniel Ostashewski, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  2. Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada
  3. Jennifer Howell, Curtin University, Australia
Wednesday, June 25 3:05-3:25 PM B3107

Abstract: This paper reports on the development and utilization of an innovative learning platform developed to support the flexible delivery of a connectivist-style Massive Open Online Course or cMOOC. The social media platform, implemented as the Curtin Learning Commons ( was developed as a customized Elgg social software instance on a cloud-hosted server. The Participating in the Digital Age (PDA MOOC) was designed to utilize a wide variety of the social media tools available, providing learners with inquiry style learning tasks over a six-week period. Innovations in the learning environment on the institutional side include the presentation of a fully open ...