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ERIC Number: EJ1134752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2056-4880
A Comparison of MOOC Development and Delivery Approaches
Smith, Neil; Caldwell, Helen; Richards, Mike; Bandara, Arosha
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, v34 n2 p152-164 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a comparison of two ways of developing and delivering massive open online courses (MOOCs). One was developed by The Open University in collaboration with FutureLearn; the other was developed independently by a small team at the Northampton University. Design/methodology/approach: The different approaches had very different profiles of pedagogic flexibility, cost, development processes, institutional support and participant numbers. Findings: MOOCs on existing large platforms can reach thousands of people, but constrain pedagogical choice. Self-made MOOCs have smaller audiences but can target them more effectively. Originality/value: This comparison shows that, several years after MOOCs became prominent, there are many viable approaches for MOOCs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom