Thursday, August 06, 2015

#MOOCs and the older learner

Spotted via Professor Shailey Minocha's Delicious on older people: An informative long blog post about research into older people's needs when learning through MOOCs. The issues raised (e.g. need for clear navigation, not having to turn on captions every single time you play a video in a MOOC) are ones which do not just affect older people but (following the principles of Universal Design) would improve the experience for everyone.
Hoffman, S. and Crown, C. (2014). MOOCs and the Older Learner. Learning with MOOCs.

This item is part of the proceedings for the whole Learning with MOOCs conference that took place 12-13 August 2014. The webcasts, and some extended descriptions of sessions, are at and the website for the 2016 conference in October is at
Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn anemone, August 2015

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