The Pedagogy Behind MOOCs: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Marisa Keramida, e-Learning Industry, Aug 13, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

From the intro: "What are the peculiarities of designing an online course that addresses to such a big audience? What does it mean in terms of instructional design? And is there an ideal pedagogy behind MOOCs? In this article, I’ll explain the peculiarities of an instructional design for “massive” learning, the different pedagogical approaches behind xMOOCs and cMOOCs, and I’ll show you how to motivate your learners in order to maximize the effectiveness of your MOOC courses and minimize dropout rates."

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