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Mobile knowledge, karma points and digital peers: the tacit epistemology and linguistic representation of MOOCs

Posted on 08 Apr 2013 with 0 comments
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Media representations of massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as those offered by Coursera, edX and Udacity reflect tension and ambiguity in their bold promise of democratized education and global knowledge sharing.  The mobile knowledge of MOOCs, detached from context and educational purpose and indifferent to cultural boundary distortions, contains both the promise of democratized education and the shadow of post-colonial knowledge export.


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