I’ve been sharing the reading list from my Emerging Technologies course. So far, you’ve seen the overview and the social media lists. Here’s the reading list about MOOCs, which was our next topic of conversation. The students debated the relative merits of xMOOCs and cMOOCs and the “vote” at the end of the week favored the cMOOC variety, primarily because the students felt there was more opportunity for interaction. Here’s the (very long) list that got us started. Enjoy!
Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility (PDF). By Sir John Daniel (Journal of Interactive Media and Education, 2012) – solid review of xMOOCs, without much attention to cMOOCs (see Stephen Downes critique in comments here).
The MOOC Model for Digital Practice (PDF). By Alexander McAuley, Bonnie Stewart, George Siemens and Dave Cormier (2010) – long article; read the executive summary and skim other parts.
MOOCs: Expectations and Reality. (PDF) By Fiona M. Hollands and Devayani Tirthali. (Columbia University, 2014)) – Read executive summary, Introduction, and Conclusions and Recommendations.
The Scoop on MOOCs. By Catherine Lombardozzi (4 Your Development, 2013) – this brief describes the important distinctions between cMOOCs and xMOOCs.
What is and what is not a MOOC: A picture of family resemblance (working undefinition) #moocmooc. By Dominik Lukeš (blog post, August 2012)
xMOOC Communities Should Learn from cMOOCs. By Michael Caulfied (Educause blog, July 2013)
Multiple pathways: Blending xMOOCs & cMOOCs. By George Seimens (Blog post, May 2014)
RE: Corporate MOOCs (or why those of you in corporate T&D should care about an academic phenomenon)
How MOOCs Will Revolutionize Corporate Learning and Development. By Jeanne Meister. (Forbes, August 2013)
Putting MOOCs to Work. By Josh Bersin and Todd Tauber (Slideshare. December 2013)
10 big reasons for rise of corporate MOOCs. By Donald Clark. (Blog post, December 2013)
What is a MOOC?
A pedagogy of abundance. (PDF) By Martin Weller (Spanish Journal of Pedagogy, 2011).
Rhizomatic Learning by Dave Cormier (2012) – video recommended! Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum by Dave Cormier (From Innovate – Journal of Online Education 2008) Rhizomatic Learning – Why we teach? By Dave Cromier (blog, 2011) See also materials from Dave’s 2014 P2PU open course, Rhizomatic Learning – The community is the curriculum
What is the theory that underpins our moocs? (connectivist) By George Siemens (blog post, June 2012)
On the “blogosphere” (primarily about xMOOC phenomenon)
What is a MOOC? By Cathy Davidson (HASTAC Blog, August 2012)
If We Profs Don’t Reform Higher Ed, We’ll Be Re-Formed (and we won’t like it). By Cathy Davidson, HASTAC Blog, January 2013)
If MOOCs are the answer, then what is the question? By Cathy Davidson (HASTAC Blog, Februarly 2013)
Let Them Eat MOOCs. By Gianpiero Petriglieri (HBR Blog Network, October 2013)
Some things MOOCs are good for. By Dave Cormier (Blog post, October 2013)
The Spectrum of Opinion About MOOCs – A MOOC Round-Up by Doug Holton as of November 2013
Open Univerisity’s course on Open Education (free standing content). Materials found here.
Educause coverage of MOOCs: Search results here.
Chronicle of Higher Education coverage of MOOCs. Search results here.
MOOC News and Reviews online magazine
Intrepid Agile Corporate MOOC product: http://intrepidlearning.com/what-we-do/learning-technology/corporate-mooc/