Tag Archives: MOOCs

What helps refugees succeed in learning from MOOCs?

The title of this blog post is a question I would like to find an answer to through my PhD studies. As a first step towards this goal, I was privileged to be able to join a group of 14 … Continue reading

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Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning

The report I co-authored for the EU, “Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning: an Analysis of Assessment and Recognition Practices in Open Education” has at last been published. The study, referred to as OpenCred, began in May 2014, and originally aimed to find examples of … Continue reading

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Making massive learning social – the next big challenge for MOOCs?

Yesterday I attended the University of London’s annual RIDE conference. One of the keynote speakers was Mike Sharples, Academic Lead for the OU-owned FutureLearn. He mentioned that the design of the FutureLearn platform was based on principles from Laurillard and Pask’s Conversational Framework. … Continue reading

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Accredible’s self-proctoring tool to offer new opportunities for open learners

I just had a very interesting conversation with Danny King, CEO of the open learning recognition platform, Accredible. This young startup company aims to provide a new way for people to get credentials for their open, online learning, by providing tools … Continue reading

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