Using the 7Cs Framework for Designing MOOCs in Blended Contexts: New Perspectives and Ideas

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Designing teaching in an era of educational technology calls for new models for designing learning opportunities. The 7Cs framework developed by Professor Gráinne Conole and her colleagues provides a tool for discussing learning designs for online learning environments. In this paper, we introduce the 7Cs framework put forward by Conole and colleagues and discuss it in relation to the concept of personalized learning paths and 'schooling' as a discourse. The article is mainly theoretical, but as empirical support for our theoretical arguments, we discuss examples from a MOOC developed for the teacher education program at University College Absalon, Denmark. On this background, we propose a number of revisions for the 7Cs framework in order to adapt it for designing MOOCs that are used in blended contexts.
Translated title of the contributionAt bruge modellen De 7 C'er i blended learning - nye perspektiver og ideer
Original languageEnglish
JournalUniversal Journal of Educational Research
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)421-429
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2018


  • education
  • educational Technology
  • innovative teaching
  • blended learning

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