Wednesday, March 4
12:10-12:30 PM
Conga A

Co-Constructing Knowledge Through mOOC Design and Development

Brief Paper ID: 44198
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    Laura Morrison
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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    Diana Petrarca
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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    Janette Hughes
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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    Jennifer Laffier
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Abstract: The realm of e-learning has evolved significantly over the past twenty years. Most recently, the MOOC, or massive, open, online course has become popular in educational settings and beyond. The main appeal of MOOCs is the emphasis on open distribution, meaning that anyone with Internet access can register and complete the course or take what they need from the course without completing it. Another benefit of the MOOC is the seemingly unlimited capacity to accommodate massive numbers of participants. Given the current popularity of MOOCs in higher education, it is not surprising that the Canadian government is offering financial incentives to educational institutions to develop a strong e-learning infrastructure. In this ethnographic-case study we explored the process of designing a MOOC module – or a mini-MOOC (hereafter mOOC) as part of the coursework in a graduate level Learning Tools course at a Faculty of Education.

Presider: Noga Magen- Nagar, Gordon College of Education


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