Rethinking A Framework for Contextualising and Collaborating in MOOCs by Higher Education Institutions in Africa

dc.contributor.author Erkkie, Haipinge
dc.contributor.author Kadhila, Ngepathimo
dc.contributor.editor Panda, Santosh
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-26T17:40:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-26T17:40:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-19
dc.description.abstract Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses that are open to anyone with Internet access. Pioneered in North America, they were developed for contexts with broader access to technology and wider access to the Internet. As globally networked learning environments (GNLEs), MOOCs foster collaborative communities and learning in ways not conceived as feasible until recently. The affordances of MOOCs, such as the ability to access learning beyond one’s immediacy, exemplify their benefits for open and distance learning, especially in developing countries that continue to consume rather than produce online courses. However, the globality of MOOCs and their delivery mode pose a challenge of contextualising learning content to the local needs of educational institutions or individual students that choose to use the courses. This theoretical paper used a desk-research approach by revising literature to investigate and propose ways of contextualising MOOCs to the African higher education setting. It applied the principles of reuse and repurposing learning content, while suggesting the use of mobile learning as a technological delivery solution that is relevant to the local context. The paper also suggests a framework for inter-institutional collaboration for higher education institutions to guide future efforts in the creation and sharing of credit-bearing MOOCs. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2311-1550
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3777
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Learning for Development;Vol 8; No 1
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.source.uri https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/442 en_US
dc.subject Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) en_US
dc.subject Higher Education en_US
dc.subject Online Learning en_US
dc.subject Connected Learning en_US
dc.subject Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Models and Frameworks en_US
dc.title Rethinking A Framework for Contextualising and Collaborating in MOOCs by Higher Education Institutions in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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