Of the two typical MOOC structures, c-MOOCs and x-MOOCs, it is currently unclear whether one lends itself more readily to a posthuman interpretation than the other or whether they are in fact equally posthuman in this capacity. Fludity of structure and navigation through the MOOC itself has a large role in a posthuman analysis of the courses, and this fluidity of engagement (even in more rigid MOOCs) can be achieved through careful course design… bus does design really hold the key?

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The next section leads nicely into the ‘audience’ dimension of the structure – application of the course itself – which may provider greater insight into posthuman underpinnings of the MOOC itself. Once you feel you are ready to progress, please proceed to the next section of the course.


FOUR: Different users, different design?