CALRG: “MOOC Educators: who they are and how they learn”

“MOOC Educators: who they are and how they learn.”
Dr Tina Papathoma, Centre for Policing Research and Learning, The Open University

On Thursday 7 March, you are invited to attend a talk by Dr Tina Papathoma, entitled “MOOC Educators: who they are and how they learn. “

Through detailed case studies on FutureLearn, this research clarifies the different roles and the processes of MOOC educators’ learning. The study has generated new insights into the nature of teaching in MOOCs, and how this is distributed and unbundled. It pays extended attention to the role of the teacher in online education, which has been neglected in much of the research about MOOCs and online education. It extends the use of the ‘Integrative Pedagogy’ theoretical model into the context of higher education as workplace, and teaching MOOCs as professional development, and shows how this can be used productively in this context to give insights into how educators learn new forms of practice..

Tina’s background is in Education and Educational Technology (BA in Philosophy and Education, MSc in Education, Technology and Society and MRes in Educational Technology). She has successfully passed her PhD viva. Tina currently works as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning and is involved in a Home Office funded project (collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime). In this ‘Implementing Police Transformation in Learning and Development’ project Tina’s role is to investigate the digital learning across police forces in England and Wales, identifying enablers and barriers in its application.

This CALRG presentation will take place in the Ambient Lab, Jennie Lee Building, Thursday March 7, from 11.00 – 12.00.