This paper on Networked Learning: A new paradigm of teaching and learning in ODL by Dr Tung Lai Cheng provides an excellent review of social media networking and networked learning in online distance learning environment.
“This paper explores the pedagogical linkages between the networked learning approach and social networked media. A comprehensive technical literature review on the history of social media networking in the ODL environment and the primary role and impact on ODL are discussed and analysed. This paper provides some insight into the strategies ODL institutions could adopt to better understand the new paradigm of teaching and learning in a networked world.”
There are some interesting questions that I could transfer to MOOCs (both xMOOCs and cMOOCs).
How was networked learning planned and implemented in MOOCs (xMOOCs, cMOOCs)?
What strategies on networked learning are adopted by institutions (xMOOCs in particular)?
What are the assumptions held in MOOCs (xMOOCs and xMOOCs)?
What are the pre-requisite knowledge and skills of x MOOCs? Are pre-requisite knowledge important in the design and delivery of xMOOCs? How would a lack of pre-requisites impact on the completion and drop-out rates of MOOCs?
I don’t see much research done in this area of pre-requisites, especially when mastery learning is emphasised in xMOOCs.
MOOC can also be categorised under a Push (xMOOCs) versus Pull (cMOOCs) model and platform of education as elaborated here.
Would push model of education still be a sustainable way to educate the massive number of learners in xMOOC? If yes, why and how? Have we adopted the assumption? Participants of xMOOCs are consumers of knowledge, in Higher Education.
Are learners learning new media literacy in xMOOCs and or cMOOCs?
Are we developing participants to become prosumers in MOOCs? I think that is the case of cMOOCs.
Are you a prosumer of MOOC? What about your experience as a prosumer?