Ghosts in the MOOC? The Concept of the Implied Student as a Thinking Tool in Educational Design Research: A Contribution

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This short paper explores the potentiality and strength of the concept of the implied student as a
design thinking tool in relation to educational design research and more specifically in relation to a
new educational format: a MOOC. The paper argues that the concept of the implied student can
function as a means to understand decision-making in educational design processes, and the
concept should thus be considered by educational design researchers designing educational
formats such as MOOCs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning & Learning - Centric Analytics : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Designs for Learning 23-25 May, 2018, Bergen Norway
EditorsFrode Guribye, Anna Åkerfeldt, Nina Bergdal, Teresa Cerratto-Pargam, Staffan Selander, Barbara Wasson
Number of pages4
PublisherUniversity of Bergen
Publication dateFeb 2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-82-8088-416-9
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
SeriesSLATE Report 2018-1

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