Reconceptualising Learning in the Digital Age: The [un]democratising potential of MOOCs

Littlejohn, Allison and Hood, Nina (2018). Reconceptualising Learning in the Digital Age: The [un]democratising potential of MOOCs. SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education. Singapore: Springer.




This book situates Massive Open Online Courses and open learning within a broader educational, economic and social context. It raises questions regarding whether Massive Open Online Courses effectively address demands to open up access to education by triggering a new education order, or merely represent reactionary and unimaginative responses to those demands. It offers a fresh perspective on how we conceptualise learners and learning, teachers and teaching, accreditation and quality, and how these dimensions fit within the emerging landscape of new forms of open learning.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 53828
  • Item Type
  • Book
  • ISBN
  • 981-10-8892-6, 978-981-10-8892-6
  • Keywords
  • Massive Open Online Courses; technology-enhanced learning;higher education; self-regulated learning; adult learning; professional learning
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2018 The Authors
  • Depositing User
  • Allison Littlejohn