MOOC-making and open educational practices
In this article, Czerniewicz et al (2016) examine the relationship between openness and MOOC creation and teaching through focus groups, observation, and semi-structured interviews of two educators that used MOOCs at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. They find that there several tensions in this relationship. For one, they find that although the course materials are openly licensed, they are only available to the students that enrolled in the course. Additionally, they find that the MOOC design required use of OER, although this was felt to be a limitation by teachers, who were frustrated that they could not use copyrighted "'key readings in the field'" (p. 94).
Laura Czerniewicz, Andrew Deacon, Michael Glover, Sukaina Walji