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MOOCs in Higher Education magazines: A content analysis of internal stakeholder perspectives

MOOCs in Higher Education magazines: A content analysis of internal stakeholder perspectives
MOOCs in Higher Education magazines: A content analysis of internal stakeholder perspectives
Higher Education magazines have echoed the rapid spread of MOOCs in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) since 2012. In their pages, MOOC related articles are proliferating. The focus of such articles has often been the disruptive nature as well as the survival of this new form of open online education, especially the first years. However, there is also a great deal of mentions of how internal stakeholders in HEIs perceive the advent of MOOCs. These perceptions are the object of analysis in this article. Using the Content Analysis (CA) method, MOOC related sources in three Higher Education magazines during 2014 have been analysed against a set of key themes. These themes have been established by combining data from two previous studies: a Content Analysis of MOOC related academic literature, and a set of interviews to internal stakeholders using grounded theory. As the findings indicate, in 2014 the main concerns of internal stakeholders have been the new teaching practices and new work dynamics resulting from the incorporation of MOOCs in their working routines. It is argued that educational media no longer focuses on the debate of the future of MOOCs. Rather, the debate is on how MOOCs should be best implemented from a practitioner’s perspective.
395-405
Springer
Leon, Manuel
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White, Steve
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White, Su
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Zvacek, Susan
Restivo, Maria Teresa
Uhomoibhi, James
Helfert, Markus
Leon, Manuel
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White, Steve
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White, Su
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Zvacek, Susan
Restivo, Maria Teresa
Uhomoibhi, James
Helfert, Markus

Leon, Manuel, White, Steve and White, Su (2016) MOOCs in Higher Education magazines: A content analysis of internal stakeholder perspectives. Zvacek, Susan, Restivo, Maria Teresa, Uhomoibhi, James and Helfert, Markus (eds.) In Computer Supported Education. Springer. pp. 395-405 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-29585-5_23).

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Abstract

Higher Education magazines have echoed the rapid spread of MOOCs in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) since 2012. In their pages, MOOC related articles are proliferating. The focus of such articles has often been the disruptive nature as well as the survival of this new form of open online education, especially the first years. However, there is also a great deal of mentions of how internal stakeholders in HEIs perceive the advent of MOOCs. These perceptions are the object of analysis in this article. Using the Content Analysis (CA) method, MOOC related sources in three Higher Education magazines during 2014 have been analysed against a set of key themes. These themes have been established by combining data from two previous studies: a Content Analysis of MOOC related academic literature, and a set of interviews to internal stakeholders using grounded theory. As the findings indicate, in 2014 the main concerns of internal stakeholders have been the new teaching practices and new work dynamics resulting from the incorporation of MOOCs in their working routines. It is argued that educational media no longer focuses on the debate of the future of MOOCs. Rather, the debate is on how MOOCs should be best implemented from a practitioner’s perspective.

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Accepted/In Press date: 30 January 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 February 2016
Published date: 11 February 2016
Venue - Dates: CSEDU 2015 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015-05-22 - 2015-05-24
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 373981
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/373981
PURE UUID: bda6fd2c-eafb-47f8-94b9-1bc58d8b05aa
ORCID for Steve White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2296-7082
ORCID for Su White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

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Date deposited: 18 May 2015 12:41
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 01:43

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