The Pedagogy Behind MOOCs: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Posted: August 14, 2015 in Moodle MOOC posts

An article from eLearning Industry blog about the pedagogy of MOOCs

http://elearningindustry.com/the-pedagogy-behind-moocs-what-elearning-professionals-should-know

«What are the peculiarities of designing an online course that addresses to such a big audience? What does it mean in terms of instructional design? And is there an ideal pedagogy behind MOOCs? In this article, I’ll explain the peculiarities of an instructional design for “massive” learning, the different pedagogical approaches behind xMOOCs and cMOOCs, and I’ll show you how to motivate your learners in order to maximize the effectiveness of your MOOC courses and minimize dropout rates.»

And from the same author another previous article:

What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Issues To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC

«Despite the extensive critique they have received since they first appeared back in 2008, without any doubt, MOOCs consist today the latest trend in online learning. As MOOC initials stand for Massive Open Online Courses, by definition, they raise some key issues for which eLearning professionals who want to keep up-to-date with latest trends in the field may need further clarification. In this article, I’ll discuss these key definition issues, I’ll explain why MOOCs have not received the expected attention up to present, and I’ll highlight the critiques they have received as important factors to consider before launching your first MOOC course.»

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