Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The Rise of MOOCs: Past Successes, Future Challenges


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ICT advisory board meeting, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Tunis, Tunisia, Lecture, Mar 24, 2014.


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In this presentation I outline the major influences leading to the development of MOOCs, including learning objects and open educational resources. I then describe the basis for the creation of our original connectivist MOOCs, describe the learning theory behind them, and review attribues of a number of cMOOCs over the years. Finally I develop the concept of the personal learning environment as it is being implemented in our LPSS program.


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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