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A Different Kind of MOOC Architecture for Emerging Economies in Oceania and the Pacific

Bhartu, Deepak and Naidu , Som (2019) A Different Kind of MOOC Architecture for Emerging Economies in Oceania and the Pacific. In: MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities. Routledge, NY, TBC. ISBN 10: 1138807419

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    Abstract

    Ever since its introduction, MOOCs have attracted much attention in both developed and developing educational contexts. However what works in resource and technology rich environments does not work all that well in resource poor contexts. What is good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander. In developing contexts where direct access to learning opportunities is either lacking or restricted for various reasons, a different kind of MOOC architecture is required. Contemporary MOOCs emanating from developed educational contexts tend to include learning resources that require a large bandwidth, taking it out of the reach of the majority of learners in developing educational contexts. To be able to serve the needs of learners in resource poor educational contexts, it is imperative that MOOCs are designed with a different perspective, architecture and educational resources. This chapter describes those early efforts in the development of MOOCs at The University of the South Pacific, and especially its focus on Climate Change which is an area of not just local and regional, but global interest.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Divisions: Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)
    Depositing User: Som Naidu
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2019 12:35
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 12:35
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11885
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