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, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 98–101 | Cite as

What’s Cooking in the MOOC Kitchen: Layered MOOCs

Column: Graduate Member Musings

Abstract

During several panel presentations at the AECT Annual Convention in Indianapolis in November 2015, concerns with MOOCs were raised. In this paper the authors discuss a few of those concerns of extra interest, and explain the relatively new customizable dual-layer MOOC course design. This new paradigm of MOOC design holds promise to alleviate some of the concerns with open global MOOCs.

Keywords

MOOC Open education Instructional design Dual-layer course design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.LINK Research LabUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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