Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)


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Syllabi and Slides

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) slides by Gerhard Fischer

Video Resources

Listen to the MOOCs webinar


Basic Reading:
  • Fischer, G. (2014). Beyond Hype and Underestimation: Identifying Research Challenges for the Future of MOOCs. Distance Education Journal (Commentary for a Special Issue “MOOCS: Emerging Research”), 35(2), 149-158. [Access Online]
Additional Reading:
Examples of interesting MOOC courses:
  • Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun: “Intro to Artificial Intelligence — Learn the Fundamentals of AI“; (the course that got xMOOCs started as 160,000 students signed up for it)
  • Michael Sandel (Harvard): “Justice“; (a course taught at Harvard and made available as a MOOC based on the well-known book: Sandel, M. J. (2009). Justice — What’s the Right Thing to Do?. Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York.)

Learning Scientists Who Have Researched This Topic

  • Pierre Dillenbourg
  • Gerhard Fischer
  • Carolyn Rosé
  • George Siemens