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Model for democratisation of the contents hosted in MOOCs

Atenas, J; (2015) Model for democratisation of the contents hosted in MOOCs. RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal , 12 (1) 3 - 14. 10.7238/rusc.v12i1.2031. Green open access

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Abstract

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have emerged as a new educational tool in higher education, based on gratuity, massiveness and ubiquity. Essentially they suggest an evolution of the Open Learning Movement based on principles of reusing, revising, remixing and redistributing open educational resources (OER). However, in contrast with the content of OERs, content hosed in MOOCs tends to be paywalled and copyrighted, which restricts its reuse. Philosophically, the main problem with MOOCs is the inaccessibility and inadaptability of their resources, challenging democratic open access to knowledge. A number of authors and organisations consider it an ultimate necessity to open up MOOC resources. Therefore in this paper three strategies to open up MOOC contents are proposed: to deposit the materials in repositories of OER (ROER) as individual objects, to archive them in ROER in data packages as learning units or to convert them into OpenCourseWare (OCW) as self-taught courses.

Type: Article
Title: Model for democratisation of the contents hosted in MOOCs
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.7238/rusc.v12i1.2031
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.7238/rusc.v12i1.2031
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > UCL School of Management
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1463628
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