Last night a colleague sent a link to Katy Jordan’s page with literature about MOOCs that has been out so far. It worked as a kick in the ass. I spent last weeks reading broadly in the field of Learning Sciences trying to position my ambition for a research project. As I got stuck with being all over the place, Katy’s listing looked like that awaited light at the end of the tunnel. MOOCs are a part of my keywords for the research, but I was looking forward to framing my argument in traditional and established fields that have to do with education and technology. In any case, catching up on a few articles I have missed since the Proceedings of MOOC Stakeholder Summit is a good start of mid-week.
As far as the literature goes, since I have been closely following the field for a year now, and although the literature has amazingly tripled and quadrupled in the last six months or so, it is still a place where one can actually read almost everything that has been published. Not many areas can boast that. For good or bad, it also means that one may never know what kind of publication jumps around the corner, and every Special Issue that are mushrooming brings a bunch of new knowledge-in-pieces.