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'Dark' side of the MOOC: Shedding light on the construction, culture and consequences of an emerging social movement

Longstaff, Emily


Massive Open Online Courses (‘MOOCs’) emerged on the global higher education scene in 2012. Champions of these largely free, video-based courses – offered by some of the most elite universities in the world – claim they can democratise higher education. Critics suggest that if MOOCs were to be a disruptive force in higher education, they would surely be its demise. Buried amid this pro- and anti-MOOC discourse is talk of a ‘MOOC movement’ that has gained and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e844060b3


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