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LOOCs: Sustainable Open Education for a Small University
January 17, 2018
Kathy Snow, Cape Breton University, Canada
M. Tanya Brann-Barrett, Cape Breton University, Canada
In 2014 CBU launched its first formal test of the Open education through a course called "Learning from the knowledge Keepers". This course surpassed all of our expectations, going viral and within a few weeks of opening had over 10,000 enrolled participants. We learned from this experience that Massive education is not an area we are ready to participate in because of the impact on learning experience as well as internal resources. Moving forward we developed a different approach based on the same model as the knowledge keepers but with the intention of maintaining the personal connection to the university.
Keywords: MOOC, LOOC, open education
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