Position Paper: MOOCs

 

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dc.contributor.author Czerniewicz, Laura
dc.contributor.author Deacon, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Fife, Mary-Ann
dc.contributor.author Small, Janet
dc.contributor.author Walji, Sukaina
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-17T07:18:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-17T07:18:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Czerniewicz, L; Deacon, A; Fife, M; Small, J; Walji, S (2015). CILT Position Paper: MOOCs. CILT, University of Cape Town. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14041 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14041
dc.description.abstract Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a flexible and open form of self-directed, online learning designed for mass participation. There are no fees or entry requirements and no formal academic credit is available. While completion rates are low (on average ten per cent) due to varying motivations for enrolling in a MOOC, absolute numbers of participants who complete are usually high. While access to the course material is free, MOOC platform providers often offer certificates of completion at a cost. MOOC platforms provide institutions with cloud-based hosting environments for delivering courses, offering scale and functionality while the institution provides the course material and reputational value. This paper discusses the key aspects of Massive Open Online Courses in a South African educational context. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries CILT Papers en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.subject MOOC en_ZA
dc.subject curriculum
dc.subject higher education
dc.subject blended learning
dc.subject online learning
dc.title Position Paper: MOOCs en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
uct.type.publication Teaching and Learning en_ZA
uct.type.resource Position paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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uct.type.filetype Interactive Resource


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