Teaching in the Open: Widening Access or Homogenizing Learning Opportunities?

Sacks, Ruth and Myers, Jan (2014) Teaching in the Open: Widening Access or Homogenizing Learning Opportunities? International HETL Review, 4. p. 12. ISSN 2164-3091

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The changing landscape in UK higher education has led to claims that traditional university days are numbered and “deep, radical and urgent transformation” is needed. Included in this discourse is a focus on the emergence and development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the associated potential to open up and widen participation in education and learning in new communicative environments that may have potential to disrupt and/or revolutionize provision of higher education. This article considers some of the discussions and tensions that have surrounded MOOCs in order to explore the opportunities and challenges offered by continuing developments in virtual learning environments. First published on-line Dec 2014

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MOOCs, higher education, collaborative learning, on-line courses
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
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Depositing User: Jan Myers
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 12:33
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 10:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21079

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