Share Paper: Cartography of Controversies about MOOCs

  1. Md. Saifuddin Khalid, Aalborg University, Denmark
  2. Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Thursday, April 16 1:45 PM-2:15 PM S1

Abstract: Massively open online courses (MOOCs) are one of most recent educational technology development that have become a highly debated issue, polarized among proponents, boosters, skeptics, and resistants. To understand the nature of such evolving technology concepts, the typical methods and techniques in current literature result in the production of systematic literature reviews, case studies, and theoretical or conceptual frameworks. This work-in-progress paper explores the controversies about MOOCs by adopting the recently developed method “cartography of controversies” from the science and technology studies (STS) discipline. The method guides the application of actor network theory (ANT). Online digital media and tools (namely, ...