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ERIC Number: EJ1163443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2472-5749
Wherefore Art Thou MOOC?: Defining Massive Open Online Courses
Blackmon, Stephanie J.; Major, Claire H.
Online Learning, v21 n4 p195-221 Dec 2017
Although MOOCs are a much-discussed topic in higher education, conversations about MOOCs do not often include details regarding the nuanced nature of these courses. What do people mean when they use the term MOOC? In the current work, we delve into the variations of MOOCs, and we put a typology we previously created into practice. Our goal with this work is not only to provide an extended categorization for MOOCs but also to apply those categories to MOOCs that are currently advertised or already available.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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