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ERIC Number: EJ1059330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 115
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
The Massive Open Online Course Movement, xMOOCs, and Faculty Labor
Rhoads, Robert A.; Camacho, Maria Sayil; Toven-Lindsey, Brit; Lozano, Jennifer Berdan
Review of Higher Education, v38 n3 p397-424 Spr 2015
Using critical discourse analysis, the authors examine a broad range of texts to make sense of the rise of the MOOC movement and implications for faculty work. Drawing on Braverman's labor process theory and critiques of neoliberalism, the authors highlight the role of xMOOCs in particular, focusing on challenges to faculty labor. They organize deductively driven findings into three key areas: 1) context for the rise of MOOCs; 2) xMOOCs and reshaping faculty labor; and 3) opposition arising from the professorate. Within these three categories they explore inductively driven findings generated by their analysis of over 200 texts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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