Learner centred issue

by Amy Woodgate

Does putting the learner at the centre of the MOOC rehumanise the focus and question the post-human potential? What does posthuman really mean?


The MOOC does not reconceive the human, merely recentres the focus.

Fluidity is only possible through means by which fluid is embraced – rigid structures of xMOOCs question the organic emergence of learning. However, no all follow the same path, despite many feeling they got what they wanted.

Is it possible to embody different identities through a MOOC? Forums, blogs, reflections, discussions could be viewed as platforms which have the potential to enable or facilitate identity creation of different guises, but does not prescribe it.

Could it be that the origin of the posthuman lies within the human – the lens applied is important rather than the structure itself.