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Title:Learning on-demand: massive open online courses and the privatization of the educational experience
Author(s):Robinson, Rashid
Director of Research:Higgins, Christopher
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Higgins, Christopher
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Anderson, James D; Pak, Yoon; Mortensen, Peter
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Asynchronous learning
Abstract:This study engages the phenomena of On-Demand Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) using both philosophical and qualitative methods of inquiry. Situating the emergence of MOOCs within the current values and structuring of neoliberal higher education, it explores a specific instance of On-Demand MOOCs at a public research university and examines the impact of the shift to On-Demand MOOCs on specific teaching and administrative practices. Drawing upon the Community of Inquiry theoretical model as well as the educational philosophy of John Dewey for analysis, this study suggests that although often desired by students, the asynchronous learning experience provided by an On-Demand modality may not be the most effective method of instructional delivery to produce desired learning outcomes.
Issue Date:2021-11-19
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Rashid Robinson
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-04-29
Date Deposited:2021-12

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