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DOI: https://doi.org/10.36006/16184-01

Título del libro: Trends and Good Practices in Research and Teaching

URL del libro: https://octaedro.com/libro/trends-and-good-practices-in-research-and-teaching/


DOI del libro: https://doi.org/10.36006/16184

MOOCS and Higher Education Globalisation: Social Work and Social Education Students’ Perspectives



MOOCs can support educational innovation in a wide range of contexts, from formal to informal and from expected to unexpected. This kind of open online courses are often used within campus modules as core elements of their curriculum. This is the case of this experimental study, where we analyse an experiment of HE educational innovation about the perceptions of students around strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs in socio-educational settings. 54 students were surveyed with multiple choice questions around this topic. The results show that HE students of education degrees tend to see the potential of MOOCs to aid the transformation of the classrooms often currently reserved to social elites. They also see that MOOCs can transcend to new learning arenas more ubiquitous, connected, informal and horizontal, which can facilitate the digital inclusion of disenfranchised groups, as well as potentiate the blooming of interactive communities of collective intelligence. However, these students were also aware of important shortcomings such as the lack of monitoring, and MOOC´s often unattainable demand of high learner autonomy.


  • Eva Ordóñez Olmedo
  • Universidad Católica de Ávila
  • http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6220-0302

  • Profesora en la Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Jesús (Ávila), doctora en el Programa de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Máster en Educación para el Desarrollo, Sensibilización Social y Cultura de Paz. Es miembro del Grupo de Investigación Eduinnovagogía HUM-971.  

  • Manuel León Urrutia
  • Universidad de Southampton
  • https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6358-7617

  • Research Fellow at University of Southampton & Scholarly communications director at Editorial Octaedro. Research Fellow with broad teaching and research experience in Higher Education. Broad skillset in Learning Design, E-Learning, Data Analysis, and Editing. Excellent track record of publications and conferences attended. 

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León-Urrutia, M., Vázquez Cano, E., Ordóñez Olmedo, E., López Meneses, E. (2019). MOOCS and Higher Education Globalisation: Social Work and Social Education Students’ Perspectives. En León-Urrutia, M., Vázquez Cano, E., Fair, N., López Meneses, E. (coords.) Trends and Good Practices in Research and Teaching. A Spanish-English Collaboration. Barcelona: Octaedro. https://doi.org/xxxxxxx-16184-01

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