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ERIC Number: EJ1179748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Massive Open Online Courses as Affinity Spaces for Connected Learning: Exploring Effective Learning Interactions in One Massive Online Community
Honeychurch, Sarah; Patrick, Fiona
Research in Comparative and International Education, v13 n1 p117-134 Mar 2018
This paper describes a participatory online culture--Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration (CLMOOC)--and asks how its ethos of reciprocity and creative playfulness occurs. By analysing Twitter interactions over a four-week period, we conclude that this is due to the supportive nature of participants, who describe themselves as belonging to, or connected with, the community. We suggest that Gee's concept of an affinity space is an appropriate model for CLMOOC and ask how this might be replicated in a higher education setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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