Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Not open BJET issue on #MOOC disrupting teaching & learning in #HigherEd

The British Journal of Educational Technologies just published a Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education. The articles have been brought together by the wonderful academics Dick N'Gambi and VivienneVivienne. 

 The papers are of interest, unfortunately you need to pay for them or lend them at the least (thank you Stephen Downes for informing me, as I got access due to my OU account).

Here is the short list of article titles, with a multitude of interesting MOOC angles: assessment, engagement, methods, improving classroom instruction... The full set of articles with available html and pdf's can be found here.

  1. Will MOOCs transform learning and teaching in higher education? Engagement and course retention in online learning provision (pages 455–471)
    Sara Isabella de Freitas, John Morgan and David Gibson
    Article first published online: 8 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12268
  2. Massive open online courses (MOOCs): Insights and challenges from a psychological perspective (pages 472–487)
    Melody M Terras and Judith Ramsay
    Article first published online: 8 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12274
  3. Methodological approaches in MOOC research: Retracing the myth of Proteus(pages 488–509)
    Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli, Stefania Cucchiara and Donatella Persico
    Article first published online: 25 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12279
  4. What public media reveals about MOOCs: A systematic analysis of news reports(pages 510–527)
    Vitomir Kovanović, Srećko Joksimović, Dragan Gašević, George Siemens and Marek Hatala
    Article first published online: 6 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12277
  5. Survey of learning experiences and influence of learning style preferences on user intentions regarding MOOCs (pages 528–541)
    Ray I Chang, Yu Hsin Hung and Chun Fu Lin
    Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12275
  6. Experiential online development for educators: The example of the Carpe Diem MOOC (pages 542–556)
    Gilly Salmon, Janet Gregory, Kulari Lokuge Dona and Bella Ross
    Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12256
  7. Who are with us: MOOC learners on a FutureLearn course (pages 557–569)
    Tharindu Rekha Liyanagunawardena, Karsten Øster Lundqvist and Shirley Ann Williams
    Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12261
  8. Digging deeper into learners' experiences in MOOCs: Participation in social networks outside of MOOCs, notetaking and contexts surrounding content consumption (pages 570–587)
    George Veletsianos, Amy Collier and Emily Schneider
    Article first published online: 25 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12297
  9. E-assessment: Institutional development strategies and the assessment life cycle(pages 588–596)
    Carmen Tomas, Michaela Borg and Jane McNeil
    Article first published online: 17 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12153
  10. A tool for learning or a tool for cheating? The many-sided effects of a participatory student website in mass higher education (pages 597–607)
    Tereza Stöckelová and Tereza Virtová
    Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12155
  11. Bridging the research-to-practice gap in education: A software-mediated approach for improving classroom instruction (pages 608–618)
    Mark E. Weston and Alan Bain
    Article first published online: 27 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12157
  12. Pattern of accesses over time in an online asynchronous forum and academic achievements (pages 619–628)
    Luisa Canal, Patrizia Ghislandi and Rocco Micciolo
    Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12158
  13. Technological utopia, dystopia and ambivalence: Teaching with social media at a South African university (pages 629–648)
    Patient Rambe and Liezel Nel
    Article first published online: 4 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12159
  14. Assessment of children's digital courseware in light of developmentally appropriate courseware criteria (pages 649–663)
    Fathi Mahmoud Ihmeideh
    Article first published online: 21 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12163
  15. Educational games based on distributed and tangible user interfaces to stimulate cognitive abilities in children with ADHD (pages 664–678)
    Elena de la Guía, María D. Lozano and Víctor M. R. Penichet
    Article first published online: 27 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12165