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Exploring dimensions of change : the case of MOOC conceptions

McGrath, Cormac; Stenfors-Hayes, Terese; Roxå, Torgny LU and Bolander Laksov, Klara (2017) In International Journal for Academic Development 22(3). p.257-269
Abstract

This paper addresses a relatively new phenomenon in higher education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and explores conceptions around this new and emerging development from the perspective of a number of stakeholders in the university. A phenomenographic approach is adopted. The study explores how different stakeholders at a university perceive the MOOC phenomenon, and reflects on how the many conceptions stakeholders adhere to are made meaningful for academic developers in their role as ‘partners in arms’. The conceptions run across a continuum from the local and narrow to the global and broad. The study identifies challenges to change agency in a higher education institution.

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change agents, conceptions, MOOC
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Higher Education
in
International Journal for Academic Development
volume
22
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3
pages
257 - 269
publisher
Taylor & Francis
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  • scopus:85013452724
  • wos:000409884900008
ISSN
1360-144X
DOI
10.1080/1360144X.2017.1291430
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English
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325474fe-f683-4269-a109-a5f9693bc9c1
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