27 June: How learners in African countries are finding value in MOOCs

Presenter: Sukaina Walji, Tasneem Jaffer and Dr. Jeff Jawitz, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town

Time and Date: Webinar 27 June 2019 1 pm (SAST)  

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Description:

The lived experiences of MOOC takers are often not visible from surveys and platform analytics. We interviewed 58 people living in Africa who completed MOOCs created by the University of Cape Town to explore the broader impact of open online learning opportunities. Engaging with MOOC participants after they have completed their interaction with the MOOC and drawing on their reflections and stories of impact has led to deeper understanding of the types of value people gained through taking a MOOC. Participants often spoke of using the MOOC learning and available certification to support a career transition, showcase evidence of learning or to “bank” the learning for an intended and later purpose. We will also explore participants’ stories of limitations of learning in open online courses touching on aspects of design, community and recognition. This session will inform how to support informal online learning opportunities.

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Sukaina Walji is an Online Education Project Manager at the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town. Learn more.

 

 

 

Tasneem Jaffer is Learning Designer and Project Coordinator at the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town. Learn more.

 

 

Dr. Jeff Jawitz is Curriculum and course Design team Convenor at the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town. Learn more.

 

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