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Call for Papers: Open Online Courses

This call for chapters for a text on open online courses (.doc), edited Rita Kop, Stephen Downes, George Siemens, might be of interest to readers. The two-page abstract of prospective chapters is due Oct 31, 2011.


  1. I wouldn’t be able to contribute as much as a whole chapter, but I have reflections on the many open online courses I’ve looked at, particularly in science subjects, and in relation to my own online teaching (though not on ‘open’ courses)

    Friday, September 16, 2011 at 1:22 am | Permalink
  2. I have been thinking about how to create an entire school learning experience as a combination of a MOOC and a MOORPG. Is this the type of thing you are looking for?


    Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 7:40 am | Permalink
  3. George Siemens wrote:

    Hi Norman – that is certainly within the scope of the book…

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Permalink
  4. Michail Giannakos wrote:

    I am a little sceptical regarding the scope of the book. Currently I am working on an e-learning exploratory prototype which integrates concepts of the social Networks and semantic web, however, we do not have empirical results. Is that in the scope of the book?

    Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:36 am | Permalink
  5. gsiemens wrote:

    Hi Michail – yes, we would consider conceptual models that do not yet have empirical evidence as suitable submissions…

    Monday, September 26, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink