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Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) slides by Gerhard Fischer

Video Resources

Watch the full webinar on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as Components of Rich Landscapes of Learning featuring Gerhard Fischer:


  • Fischer, G. (2014). Beyond Hype and Underestimation: Identifying Research Challenges for the Future of MOOCs. Distance Education Journal (Commentary for a Special Issue "MOOCS: Emerging Research"), 35(2), 149-158. [Access Online]

Additional Reading:

Examples of interesting MOOC courses:

  • Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun: "Intro to Artificial Intelligence — Learn the Fundamentals of AI"; (the course that got xMOOCs started as 160,000 students signed up for it)
  • Michael Sandel (Harvard): "Justice"; (a course taught at Harvard and made available as a MOOC based on the well-known book: Sandel, M. J. (2009). Justice — What's the Right Thing to Do?. Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York.)

Learning Scientists Who Have Researched This Topic:

  • Pierre Dillenbourg
  • Gerhard Fischer
  • Carolyn Rosé
  • George Siemens


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