Continuing the series of video teasers of the chapters in the e-Book Education and Technology: critical approaches, we now give the floor to Jeremy Knox, Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. The main theme of ‘How goes the revolution: three themes in the shifting MOOC landscape’ ” is, obviously, the Massive Open Online Course:
Jeremy also talks about Learning Analytics and raises important questions concerning the increasing use of automation in education. We recommend a back-to-back reading of Ralph Ings Bannell‘s preface, ‘A double-edged sword’, which, amongst other issues, tackles the question of automation enabled by the latest developments in AI. Giota Alevizou‘s piece ‘From mediation to datafication: theorising evolving trends in media, technology and learning’ also tackles related issues within the broader context of Open Education, which is treated from a historical perspective by Martin Weller in his chapter ‘The development of new disciplines in education – the example of Open Education’.
Prior to this chapter in the e-Book, we had already published in Diálogos a translation of another piece by Jeremy: Cinco críticas ao movimento REA (in Portuguese). Unfortunately, the original blog post in English (linked to in that post) is no longer available, but Jeremy published an article based on it in Teaching in Higher Education: “Five critiques of the Open Educational Resources Movement“.
He also has an excellent book on MOOC: Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course , published by Routledge in 2016 – compulsory reading to anyone thinking about MOOC who may want a more substantiated reading that goes much beyond the usual exaggerated claims about their ‘disruptive’ powers.
This is the link for contacts with the author via Twitter – https://twitter.com/j_k_knox.
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