MOOC Design Principles. A Pedagogical Approach from the Learner’s Perspective

09 May 2013
MOOC Design Principles. A Pedagogical Approach from the Learner’s Perspective

The debate around Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is much more focused on the social, institutional, technological and economical aspects than on the need for development of new pedagogical approaches that provide consistent guidance on how to design for this emergent educational scenario.

A new understanding of knowledge production and learning challenges the core of learning design, demanding innovative and appropriate approaches to teaching and learning. We present a set of learning design principles drawn from the learner’s perspective. They focus on empowering learners in networked environments for fostering critical thinking and collaboration, developing competence based outcomes, encouraging peer assistance and assessment through social appraisal, providing strategies and tools for self-regulation, and finally using a variety of media and ICTs to create and publish learning resources and outputs.

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Publication Date
 09 May 2013
Area of interest:
Higher Education
Learning & Society
Tags
  • MOOCs
  • empowerment
  • learning design
  • online courses
  • teaching and learning models
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