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A new e-book called Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning has just been published by Hybrid Pedagogy, a digital education journal. The book contains ten student essays about their first-hand experiences in open education, particularly MOOCs.
The rise in popularity and availability of MOOCs has created an abundance of data about learner behaviour in open online learning environments. According to Prof. George Veletsianos, however, there is a lack of student voices in the conversations around educational innovations such as MOOCs. To address this gap, he approached Hybrid Pedagogy about publishing a book of student essays on their experiences in a variety of MOOCs. The result, Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning, is now available online as a free e-book.
The book contains ten graduate student essays written by students who had participated in one or more MOOCs. The essays were guided by the following questions:
- What are learner experiences with open online courses, MOOCs, and other forms of open online learning?
- What is it like to participate in open online learning?
- What are learners’ perspectives on open education?
The essays describe, in detail, individual student experiences. They demonstrate the diversity of the expectations and experiences of students and explore some of the reasons why many learners drop out of MOOCs without finishing the course. This collection of essays goes beyond the metrics of MOOCs and provides real student narratives about learning in this new digital format.
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