The challenges to connectivist learning on open online networks: Learning experiences during a massive open online course

  • Rita Kop National Research Council of Canada
Keywords: open learning, e-learning, online learning, pedagogy, connectivism, networked learning, learner autonomy, presence, power

Abstract

Self-directed learning on open online networks is now a possibility as communication and resources can be combined to create learning environments. But is it really? There are some challenges that might prevent learners from having a quality learning experience. This paper raises questions on levels of learner autonomy, presence, and critical literacies required in active connectivist learning.

Author Biography

Rita Kop, National Research Council of Canada
Rita Kop works as a researcher for the National Research Council Canada on their PLE project. Before that she was Assistant Professor in Adult Continuing Education at Swansea University in the UK. Her research interests are personalized learning, distance education and learning through online networks.
Published
2011-03-25
How to Cite
Kop, R. (2011). The challenges to connectivist learning on open online networks: Learning experiences during a massive open online course. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 12(3), 19-38. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v12i3.882