Massive open education mindspace: MOOC hows and whys

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Mind map

Inspired by a Tweet and related to my post on What is and what is not a MOOC, I decided to make a little concept map to put a few things in context of each other.

Download and remix policy: Do it!

You can download the map file from the XMind site. It is licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike and I strongly encourage remixes. In other words, download it, make it your own, do anything with it including selling it. I would appreciate if you would link to your remix in the comments below so that everyone can benefit.

Text outline

1 MOOC Type
1.1 xMOOC – extension of traditional education
1.2 cMOOC – connectivism
2 MOOC Procedural Approach
2.1 Task-based
2.2 Knowledge-based
2.3 Network-based
3 Metaphor of knowledge
3.1 Container
3.2 Journey
3.3 Delivery
4 Theory of learning
4.1 Connectivism
4.2 Neobehaviourism
4.3 Eclectic approach
5 Delivery platform
5.1 LMS/VLE only
5.2 LMS/VLE + open web
5.3 Open Web Only
6 Instructional materials (content)
6.1 OERs
6.2 Participant generated
6.3 Free non-open
6.4 Non-free available for purchases
6.5 Non-open only available to course participants
7 Teacher role
7.1 Co-participant
7.2 Course and curriculum designer
7.3 Lecturer on video/webinars
7.4 Facilitator on forums/Twitter
7.5 Blogger/summarizer
8 Student role
8.1 Watch instructional videos
8.2 Complete online self-scoring assignments
8.3 Blog
8.4 Compile portfolio
8.5 Give peer feedback
8.6 Engage with community
8.7 Establish Personal Learning Network
9 Approach to Openness
9.1 Free to enroll
9.2 No pre-requisites for enrollment
9.3 Relying on open educational resources
9.4 Open outcomes without pre-set curriculum
9.5 Learning and student work using open platforms
10 Size of course
10.1 Massive
10.1.1 10,000-100,000
10.1.2 1,000-5,000
10.2 Large
10.2.1 100-500
10.2.2 500-1,000
10.3 Relative – any size larger than normal
11 Time
11.1 Overall length
11.1.1 Longer than typical semester
11.1.2 One or two weeks
11.1.3 Semester-length (8-12 weeks)
11.1.4 Open-ended
11.2 Student time commitment
11.2.1 Self-determined
11.2.2 Full-time course equivalent
11.2.3 Limited (e.g. 5 hours a week)
12 Accreditation/Certification
12.1 Credits available through established institution
12.2 Own credit/certificate awarded
12.3 Badges (badge collection)
12.4 Work openly available for accreditation from other institutions
13 Assessment
13.1 Style of assessment
13.1.1 Automated test
13.1.2 Work/participation
13.1.3 Portfolio assessment
13.1.4 Peer assessment
13.1.5 Self-assessment
13.2 Publicness
13.2.1 Open work
13.2.2 Closed work
13.2.3 Anonymous peer review
13.2.4 Public peer review

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