eMOOCs for Personalised Online Learning: A Diversity Perspective

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Since the introduction of MOOCs, most scholarly debate has focused on xMOOCs, cMOOCs, and more recently, also on eMOOCs where personalised learning takes cen-tre stage. It is argued that a micro level approach to culture is needed that incorporates diversity aspects that not only include demographic aspects but, more importantly, also takes account of cognitive factors. By adopting a holistic diversity lens, it is sought to benefit from culturally diverse participants and include their otherness as a resource for learning. For these purposes, an innovative didactical design is required, one that foregrounds personalised, student-centred and collaborative learning where the role of the facilitators is clearly defined. In line with previous research in this field, this paper seeks to further elaborate on a didactical concept of enhanced MOOCs (eMOOCs), especially in the light of diversity and trialogical learning aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016)
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEuropean MOOCs Stakeholder Summit (EMOOCS 2016) - Graz, Austria
Duration: 22 Feb 201624 Feb 2016


ConferenceEuropean MOOCs Stakeholder Summit (EMOOCS 2016)


  • MOOCs
  • E-Learning
  • Diversity
  • Instructional Design
  • Didactic


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