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MOOCs, Communities and Distributed TPACK PROCEEDINGS

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This paper is about TPACK as a model for explaining the dynamics and informing the design of innovative, ICT-based, educational experiences. The main thesis is that the TPACK model, in its more advanced versions, provides the necessary concepts to explain the complex relationships among the various participants in their roles. The most important consequence is that TPACK can be used to drive the design of complex experiences, and especially of Massive Online Open Courses and their communities. The thesis is supported through concrete case-studies.


Paolini, P., DI Blas, N. & Torrebruno, A. (2015). MOOCs, Communities and Distributed TPACK. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3364-3369). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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