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MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Elizabeth Losh


Many of the essays in MOOCs and Their Afterlives argue that what may have been most significant about the advent of massive open online courses produced by companies like Coursera and edX was not the courses themselves, which tended to be remarkably uniform as vehicles for content delivery that used digital learning management systems, but the diversity of pedagogical reactions among administrators, faculty, students, and members of the general public to this particular format for free large-scale distance learning. The authors in this collection include teachers, students, and critics of thes ... More

Keywords: MOOC, higher education, pedagogy, open access, digital learning, digital literacy, digital rhetoric

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226469317
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Losh, editor
College of William and Mary

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Elizabeth Losh

Part One Data-Driven Education

Part Two Connected Learning

5 Toward Peerogy

Howard Rheingold

Part Three Openness and Critical Pedagogy

9 Epistemologies of Doing: Engaging Online Learning through Feminist Pedagogy

Radhika Gajjala, Erika M. Behrmann, Anca Birzescu, Andrew Corbett, and Kayleigh Frances Bondor

Part Four The Pathos of the MOOC Moment

Part Five MOOC Critiques

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