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The Prehistory of MOOCs: Inclusive and Exclusive Access in the Cyclical Evolution of Higher Education

Longstaff, Emily


In providing free access to educational resources from some of the most prestigious universities in the world, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been hailed as both a revolution and threat for the 'traditionally elite' higher education system. Stepping away from the label of 'traditionally elite', this article argues that universities actually have relatively open origins and that the democratisation of higher education, as espoused by the big MOOC providers, is not entirely new....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change
DOI: 10.1179/1477963314Z.00000000028


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