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MOOC adaptation and translation to improve equity in participation

Wolfenden, Freda; Cross, Simon and Henry, Fiona (2017). MOOC adaptation and translation to improve equity in participation. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 4(2)

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There is an urgent need to improve elementary and secondary school classroom practices across India and the scale of this challenge is argued to demand new approaches to teacher professional learning.  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) represent one such approach and which, in the context of this study, is considered to provide a means by which to transcend traditional training processes and disrupt conventional pedagogic practices. This paper offers a critical review of a large-scale MOOC deployed in English, and then in Hindi, to support targeted sustainable capacity building within an education development initiative (TESS-India) across seven states in India.  The study draws on multiple sources of participant data to identify and examine features which stimulated a buzz around the MOOCs, leading to over 40,000 registrations and a completion rate of approximately 50% for each of the two MOOCs.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2311-1550
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
TESS-IndiaNot SetDfID (Department for International Development)
Keywords: MOOCs; India; capacity Building; Education; teacher training; professional development; Hindi; Open Online Learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 49281
Depositing User: Simon Cross
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:28
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