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Research a MOOC

Researcher Perspective

MOOCs are an emergent development in online learning and provide rich opportunities for research. At UCT and CILT we are particularly interested in African and developing world perspectives and to research how MOOCs are enacted in African learning spaces taking cognisance of local contexts, constraints and opportunities. At the same time, our MOOCs project contributes to research around MOOCs globally adding to what is known about MOOCs and emerging forms of online learning.

Recent Research 

Czerniewicz, L; Glover, M; Deacon, A; Walji, S. (2016). MOOCs, openness and changing educator practices: an Activity Theory case study. Paper presented a the Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster, England, 9 - 11 May 2016. 

Glover, Michael; Czerniewicz, Laura; Walji, Sukaina; Deacon, Andrew; Small, Janet. (2016). Approaches from the literature: Activity Theory, new tools and changing educators' practices. Poster for presentation at Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa, North West University, Potechefstroom, South Africa, 17 - 20 November 2015.

Walji, Sukaina; Deacon, Andrew; Small, Janet & Czerniewicz, Laura. (2016). Learning through engagement: MOOCs as an emergent form of provision in the Distance Education, 37(2), 208-223. VoR, doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2016.1184400, MS at http://bit.ly/2bg8mNS