MOOCs and widening participation in higher education: case studies from Mount Druitt

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Author: Low, Remy Yi Siang


Through the specific case studies of five participants from Mount Druitt, this report has canvassed the emergent higher education technology known as [Massive Open Online Courses] MOOCs and attempted to show how it may increase the capabilities of participants who live and work in contexts of low [socioeconomic status] SES and at high risk of social exclusion. This report concludes that participation in MOOCs has conferred some benefits to the individuals involved in the form of capabilities that may be useful for navigating post-school options and professional practice. However, there...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Higher education; Participation; Equity; Disadvantaged; Youth

Keywords: Case study; Socioeconomic background; Social exclusion; Low income group; Youth transitions

Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Australia; Oceania

Published: Mount Druitt, New South Wales: Mount Druitt University Hub, 2013

Physical description: 33 p.

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Also called: Massive Open Online Courses and widening participation in higher education

On cover: Mount Druitt University Hub report 2

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 113.939

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