A Principled Approach to the Design of Collaborative MOOC Curricula

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10254)


MOOCs have the potential to benefit from the large number of very diverse learners that participate in courses, but this requires a principled approach to MOOC curriculum development. Courses need to take into consideration the diversity of learner experience and intentions, and incorporate scripts that both benefit from the large numbers of learners (crowd-sourcing), as well as enabling small-scale intense collaboration. The real challenge is tying together a set of learning activities and the development of a community knowledge base, with the specific curriculum learning goals of the course. This paper offers a pragmatic approach to developing courses, based on the experience of a MOOC for teacher professional development.


MOOCs Scripting Collaborative learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Boston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

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