This literature review by Dr Sarah Hayes (published by QAA MOOCs Network) presents a number of different perspectives from a broad range of sources relating to the nature of MOOCs and pertinent considerations of quality. The report starts with a good overview of what different MOOCS are out there: a division in 2 pedagogical styles (cMOOCs and xMOOCs) and a taxonomy with eight types (Clark, 2013) is given. Read more.
EMMA presentations on SlideShare
Have a look at some interesting presentations on the topic of MOOCs and course design on the EUmoocs slideshare account. What are the lessons learned in EMMA MOOCS? How can you use social media in MOOCs? And how can learning analytics help you design your MOOC better? Find answers to these and more of your learning design questions on the EUmoocs slideshare and on this page.
Book: MOOCs and Open Education Around the World
As new digital forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Educators, researchers, politicians, and numerous other stakeholders want to grasp what the outcomes of these initiatives are and how they can be improved. Read more.