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Open Praxis Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb 13, 2015) pp. 25–38
The authors present findings from the first stage of research into a ‘home-grown’ connectivist MOOC, Rhizomatic Learning: The Community is the Curriculum (Rhizo14). We compare the surface view of the MOOC that has been presented in a range of open...
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 43, No. 2 (2018) pp. 119–138
Open education aspires to democratize education, promote inclusion and effect change through social justice. These aspirations are difficult to realize in open, online environments, which enable multiple, and often conflicting, perspectives. This...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan 17, 2012) pp. 124–143
Connectivism has been offered as a new learning theory for a digital age, with four key principles for learning: autonomy, connectedness, diversity, and openness. The testing ground for this theory has been massive open online courses (MOOCs). As...
Research in Learning Technology Vol. 24, No. 1 (2016)
We investigated how participants associated with each other and developed community in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about Rhizomatic Learning (Rhizo14).We compared learner experiences in two social networking sites (SNSs), Facebook and...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jan 11, 2011) pp. 39–59
This paper describes emergent learning and situates it within learning networks and systems and the broader learning ecology of Web 2.0. It describes the nature of emergence and emergent learning and the conditions that enable emergent, self...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 13, No. 4 (Sep 12, 2012) pp. 49–90
It is ironic that the management of education has become more closed while learning has become more open, particularly over the past 10-20 years. The curriculum has become more instrumental, predictive, standardized, and micro-managed in the belief...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 32, No. 1 (Mar 23, 2016)
Deleuze and Guattari’s principles of the rhizome were used to inform the design of a massive open online course (MOOC), Rhizomatic Learning: The Community is the Curriculum, which came to be known as Rhizo14. In a previous paper about learner...
Learning in a small, task–oriented, connectivist MOOC: Pedagogical issues and implications for higher education
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 14, No. 4 (Aug 28, 2013)
Despite the increase in massive open online courses (MOOCs), evidence about the pedagogy of learning in MOOCs remains limited. This paper reports on an investigation into the pedagogy in one MOOC - Oxford Brookes University’s ‘First Steps in...