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A research agenda for exploring MOOCs and change in higher education using Socio-Technical Interaction Networks

A research agenda for exploring MOOCs and change in higher education using Socio-Technical Interaction Networks
A research agenda for exploring MOOCs and change in higher education using Socio-Technical Interaction Networks
In recent years, exaggerated claims about the impact of MOOCs on education systems have appeared in various media. But how can claims about the effects of MOOCs in higher education be effectively investigated? Simplistic, technologically determinist concerns with ‘impact’ mask the complexity of processes, infrastructure and interactions involved in the creation and use of MOOCs. It is challenging, therefore, to investigate the relationship between technology and change in higher education. This paper proposes a novel way of researching MOOCs as socio- technical systems. It is argued that the analytic strategy of Socio-Technical Interaction Networks (STIN) can highlight the social and technical forces intertwined in the construction and practical use of MOOCs in particular HE contexts.
9783739237107
123-134
White, Steven
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White, Susan
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White, Steven
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White, Susan
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White, Steven and White, Susan (2016) A research agenda for exploring MOOCs and change in higher education using Socio-Technical Interaction Networks. eMOOCs European MOOCs Stakeholder Summit 2016, Graz, Austria. 22 - 24 Feb 2016. pp. 123-134 . (In Press)

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Abstract

In recent years, exaggerated claims about the impact of MOOCs on education systems have appeared in various media. But how can claims about the effects of MOOCs in higher education be effectively investigated? Simplistic, technologically determinist concerns with ‘impact’ mask the complexity of processes, infrastructure and interactions involved in the creation and use of MOOCs. It is challenging, therefore, to investigate the relationship between technology and change in higher education. This paper proposes a novel way of researching MOOCs as socio- technical systems. It is argued that the analytic strategy of Socio-Technical Interaction Networks (STIN) can highlight the social and technical forces intertwined in the construction and practical use of MOOCs in particular HE contexts.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 February 2016
Venue - Dates: eMOOCs European MOOCs Stakeholder Summit 2016, Graz, Austria, 2016-02-22 - 2016-02-24
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 388541
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/388541
ISBN: 9783739237107
PURE UUID: e9fa0e67-a894-467a-8f47-fb9f70e9ba99
ORCID for Steven White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2296-7082
ORCID for Susan White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

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Date deposited: 10 Mar 2016 14:41
Last modified: 15 Jul 2020 00:27

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