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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Dec 03, 2015 Volume 16, Number 6


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Opportunities and Threats of the MOOC Movement for Higher Education: The European Perspective

    Robert Schuwer, Fontys University of Applied Sciences; Ines Gil Jaurena, Universidad Nacional de Educacin a Distancia; Cengiz Aydin, Anadolu University; Eamon Costello, Dublin City University; Christian Dalsgaard, Danish Association of Open Universities; Mark Brown, Dublin City University; Darco Jansen, EADTU; Antonio Teixeira, Universidade Aberta

    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement is the latest ‘big thing’ in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) which threatens to transform Higher Education. Both opportunities and threats are... More

  2. iMOOC on Climate Change: Evaluation of a Massive Open Online Learning Pilot Experience

    Vitor Rocio, Jos Coelho, Sandra Caeiro, Paula Nicolau & Antnio Teixeira, Universidade Aberta

    MOOCs are a recent phenomenon, although given its impact, have been subject to a large debate. Several questions have been raised by researchers and educators alike as regarding its sustainability ... More

  3. A MOOC on Approaches to Machine Translation

    Marta Ruiz Costa-juss, Instituto Politcnico Nacional; Lluis Formiga, Verbio; Oriol Torrillas, Jordi Petit & Jos Rodrguez Fonollosa, Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya

    This paper describes the design, development and analysis of a MOOC entitled “Approaches to Machine Translation: rule-based, statistical and hybrid” providing lessons learnt on conclusions to be... More

  4. MOOCs and the claim of education for all: A disillusion by empirical data

    Matthias Rohs & Mario Ganz

    MOOCs have shaped the discussion on learning with digital media for the last few years. One claim of MOOCs in the tradition of Open Educational Resources is to expand access to education, mainly in... More

  5. Dimensions of Openness: Beyond the Course as an Open Format in Online Education

    Christian Dalsgaard & Klaus Thestrup, Aarhus University

    The objective of the paper is to provide a framework for understanding the pedagogical opportunities of openness in education. The paper will argue that openness in education should not only be... More

  6. Comparing MOOC Adoption Strategies in Europe: Results from the HOME Project Survey

    Darco Jansen, EADTU; Robert Schuwer, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven,; Antonio Teixeira, Universidade Aberta; Cengiz Aydin, Anadolu University

    Much of the literature and the academic discussion about the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in institutional strategic planning has been centred on the US context. However, data shows... More

  7. A strategic response to MOOCs: How one European university is approaching the challenge

    Mark Brown, Dublin City University; Eamon Costello, Enda Donlon & Mairead Nic Giolla-Mhichil

    This paper briefly outlines some of the macro level claims, counter-claims and unresolved debates surrounding the rapid growth of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Higher Education. It then... More

  8. Using MOOCs at Learning Centers in Northern Sweden

    Anders Norberg, Ume University; Hndel, Arvidsjaur Learning Center, Arvidsjaur Municipality, Sweden., Sweden; Per dling, Lund University, Department of Electrical and Information Technology

    This paper describes the use of globally accessible Massive Open Online Courses, MOOCs, for addressing the needs of lifelong learners at community learning centers in Northern Sweden, by the... More

  9. Setting-up a European Cross-Provider Data Collection on Open Online Courses

    Marco Kalz & Karel Kreijns, Open University of the Netherlands; Jaap Walhout; Jonatan Castao-Munoz, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS); Anna Espasa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Edmundo Tovar, Technical University Madrid

    While MOOCS have emerged as a new form of open online education around the world, research is stilling lagging behind to come up with a sound theoretical basis that can cover the impact of socio... More

  10. Theories and Applications of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) : The Case for Hybrid Design

    Abram Anders, University of Minnesota Duluth

    Initial research on learning in massive open online courses (MOOCs) primarily focused participation patterns and participant experiences. More recently, research has addressed learning theories and... More