Designing accessible Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): the stakeholders perspective

Iniesto, Francisco (2019). Designing accessible Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): the stakeholders perspective. In: BERA Annual Conference 2019, 10-12 Sep 2019, University of Manchester.


A fundamental characteristic of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is the high degree of interactivity that facilitates and reinforces the communication between learners (Baturay, 2015). As the learning in MOOCs is learner-centred, it requires a more significant commitment from the learner into self-regulated learning (Littlejohn, Hood, Milligan and Mustain, 2016). An accessible open e-learning environment should consider each learner’s abilities, learning goals, where learning takes place, and which specific devices the learner uses. Unfortunately, technologies used in MOOC platforms are not necessarily accessible, it has proven challenging to legislate

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 67294
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  • Conference or Workshop Item
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  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    GO-GN phase 2#2016-3844Hewlett Foundation
    Open World LearningDS-2014-077LEVERHULME The Leverhulme Trust
  • Keywords
  • accessibility; MOOCs; Stakeholders
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Research Group
  • OpenTEL
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