The paper proposes describing connectivist MOOCs as a learning ecosystem. We highlight two aspects of distributed cognition epistemic and collective – that MOOCs promote and relate these with learning by chance-seeking and learning from ecological enculturation. Finally we outline some design aspects for supporting chance-seeking and learning from an encultured environment in connectivist MOOC ecosystems.


Learning Service Personal Pattern Massive Open Online Chance Encounter Niche Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Pata
    • 1
  • Emanuele Bardone
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Educational TechnologyTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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