Educational Science

Spoilt for Choice

PearltreeCurrently I am about to work on the praxis- and methodical part of my M.A. Thesis. Rough context: MOOCs as example for learning in a new – means global and heterogenious – learning culture … critera MOOCs have to meet to come up to such a new culture … how are MOOCs beeing researched and analyzed by now … can “old” methods of analyse and research come up to – or be sufficient for – new theories, new paradigms, new cultures?

There is a lot of (more or less) stretching literature: George Siemens with a visionary, provocative but compelling paper about Learning Analytics … or MAS (Multiagensystems) by (Azizi Ghanbari, 2006) … Salem (2013) with “The MOOCs in Higher Education: DIY Degrees and Diplomas” (which I fear overshoots the context of my M.A.) … and Donaldson et al (2013) “Massively Open” which is compelling not only for the context of analysis but for the whole MOOC Discussion. And – last but not least – I found a real treasure with Ehlers (2013) Open Learning Cultures which seems (I read a third of it yet) to meet exactly what I am looking for to complete my methodical part of the Thesis.

So much by the moment as (overdue) update concerning my M.A. in progress :-). Some of the above mentioned resources (and much more … which still waits for beein at least crossread ) you can find within my Pearltreepool Pearltreepool “My M.A. Thesis”


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