MOOC, recursos de educación abierto y redes sociales: acortando la distancia entre aprendizaje informal y formal

Niall Sclater

Resumen

Los MOOC y los recursos educativos abiertos (REA) proporcionan una gran cantidad de oportunidades de aprendizaje para las personas de todo el mundo, muchos de los cuales no tienen acceso a la educación superior formal. Frecuentemente los REA son difíciles de localizar y se accede por cuenta propia, sin el apoyo o diálogo con expertos o compañeros. En este artículo se analiza si es posible el desarrollo de comunidades de aprendizaje eficaces alrededor de los REA y si estas comunidades pueden surgir espontáneamente y de manera auto organizada sin necesidad de moderación. Se examina la compleja interacción entre el aprendizaje formal e informal, y examina si los MOOC son la respuesta a la necesidad de interacción y proporcionan el diálogo eficaz para aquellos que deseen estudiar a nivel universitario de forma gratuita en Internet.


Palabras clave

Recursos educativos abiertos (REA); Redes sociales; Aprendizaje informal; Aprendizaje formal; MOOC; Facebook; Twitter

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/MEDCOM2016.7.2.1





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