Share Paper: Toward Open Networked Learning Environments: An Ecological Approach to Learning Design in MOOCs

  1. Mohsen Saadatmand, University of Helsinki, Finland
Thursday, June 22 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Edison D

Abstract: This paper discusses design considerations of open networked learning environments from an ecological approach that assumes a learning ecosystem as open and adaptive that deploys technological affordances and adapts the roles of learners in creating their learning environments. From a learning design perspective, technology can help design learner-centered and distributed learning environments that allow learning and interaction occur beyond time and space barriers and across contexts. This paper presents a design framework of open networked learning ecology of connectivist MOOCs that position learners at the intersection of informal and formal learning situations where they are encouraged to be autonomous in ...