The Role Of MOOCS In The Creation Of Learning And Participation Communities
Despite its increasing popularity, the most promising value of MOOCs is not derived from what they are, but from what they may transform into, that is, the positive derivatives that have already started to flourish and are very much related to the open and flexible character of learning advocated by MOOCs (Yuan and Powell, 2013). These capabilities arise from its very nature, namely the modularity, scalability and (re) combinative nature, thus enabling the transition towards personalised learning pathways that are also more adjusted to individual competences and preferences. This is the rationale underlying the concept of learning and participation communities highlighted in this article by CSEV and underpinned by the creation of a new “umbrella” platform that brings together initiatives already implemented (such as UnX) and new ones that are now being incorporated.
MOOCs, communities of participation and learning, personalised learning, connectivity