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ERIC Number: EJ1005248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Learning Online: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Connectivism, and Cultural Psychology
Clara, Marc; Barbera, Elena
Distance Education, v34 n1 p129-136 2013
In this reflection, we discuss the connectivist conception of learning in Web 2.0 environments, which underpins the pedagogy of what are known as cMOOCs (connectivist massive open online courses). We argue that this conception of learning is inadequate and problematic, and we propose that cultural psychology is best suited to address the explanatory challenges that Web 2.0 poses on learning, and therefore, it is also best suited to provide massive open online courses with more adequate and less problematic pedagogy. We suggest two initial and general pedagogical principles based on cultural psychology upon which to begin building this new pedagogy for massive open online courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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