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MOOCs and the Silicon Valley Narrative

Weller, Martin (2015). MOOCs and the Silicon Valley Narrative. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015(1) pp. 1–7.

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Abstract

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have generated considerable media interest, more than other education initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OERs). In this article the author argues that this can be seen as an example of the battle for narrative in open education. MOOCs attracted media interest because they appealed to broader narratives such as "education is broken" and the dominant Silicon Valley narrative. Analysis of the media coverage of MOOCs highlights how they satisfied the core beliefs inherent in these narratives in a way that other educational initiatives have not.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1365-893X
Keywords: MOOCs; open education; OERs
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 44364
Depositing User: Martin Weller
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 17:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44364
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