George Veletsianos investigates MOOCs


What do we know about learners' experiences in MOOCs? While surveys and big data yield insights into general behavioral patterns, these detached methods can distance us rather than help us understand the human condition. As a result, the phenomenon of "learning in a MOOC" is understudied and undiscovered.

In "Messy Realities: Investigating Learner's Experiences with MOOCs", School of Education and Technology's and Canada Research Chair George Veletsianos and Amy Collier shared their findings from two small-scale qualitative investigations of MOOC learners' experiences. This recording will be publicly available 90 days after the conference ends (May 5, 2014).