Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(3), pp. 421 - 429
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060309
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Using the 7Cs Framework for Designing MOOCs in Blended Contexts - New Perspectives and Ideas


Bettina Buch *, Rene B Christiansen , Dorrit Hansen , Anne Kristine Petersen , Randi Skovbjerg Sørensen
Center for Teaching & Learning, University College Absalon, Denmark

ABSTRACT

Designing teaching in an era of educational technology calls for new models for designing learning opportunities. The 7Cs framework developed by Professor Gráinne Conole and her colleagues provides a tool for discussing learning designs for online learning environments. In this paper, we introduce the 7Cs framework put forward by Conole and colleagues and discuss it in relation to the concept of personalized learning paths and 'schooling' as a discourse. The article is mainly theoretical, but as empirical support for our theoretical arguments, we discuss examples from a MOOC developed for the teacher education program at University College Absalon, Denmark. On this background, we propose a number of revisions for the 7Cs framework in order to adapt it for designing MOOCs that are used in blended contexts.

KEYWORDS
MOOC, Blended Learning, the 7Cs Model, Schooling, School as Discourse

Cite this paper
Bettina Buch , Rene B Christiansen , Dorrit Hansen , Anne Kristine Petersen , Randi Skovbjerg Sørensen . "Using the 7Cs Framework for Designing MOOCs in Blended Contexts - New Perspectives and Ideas." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.3 (2018) 421 - 429. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060309.