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ERIC Number: EJ1112109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Connecting and Collaborating within and beyond a Massive Open Online Course
Pytash, Kristine E.; Hicks, Troy; Ferdig, Richard E.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v60 n2 p195-205 Sep-Oct 2016
In this article, we draw on the experiences of two young adults, Beth and Jamie (pseudonyms), who participated in a connectivist Massive Open Online Course (cMOOC) to explore how adolescents can become active members in a community of learners and the digital literacy practices that support this entry. We argue that Beth and Jamie engaged in digital literacy practices that allowed them to be socially connected, and that they participated and established themselves as equal members in a community of practice. Their experiences has implications for how we engage students in literacy experiences that encourage them to be connected learners in larger communities of practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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