Each MOOC comprises of a series of different user groups who interact with the course and its content in different ways. The experience of a MOOC space will be different for different people but is this due to their role or their individual personalities and experiences, and to what extent are these differences more or less inherently posthuman?
- Woodgate (2013) – MOOC Audiences [Chapter four]
- Mackness, J., Mak, S., & Williams, R. (2010). The ideals and reality of participating in a MOOC. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalborg, Denmark. Retrieved from http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/organ¬isations/netlc/past/nlc2010/abstracts/PDFs/Mackness.pdf
- Duke University (2013). Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach – Duke University’s First MOOC. http://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/10161/6216/Duke_Bioelectricity_MOOC_Fall2012.pdf?sequence=1
- Kizilcec, Piech, Schneider (2013) Deconstructing Disengagement: Learning Analytics. http://rene.kizilcec.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Kizilcec-Piech-Schneider-2013-Deconstructing-Disengagement-Analyzing-Learner-Subpopulations-in-Massive-Open-Online-Courses.pdf
How open is an ‘open’ MOOC and what does ‘open’ event mean? The next section tackles the concept of openness and the affect this has on a posthuman learning experience.