MOOC Bibliography

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The Battle for Open by Martin Weller. London: Ubiquity Press, 2014. Open access book available for download. Chapter 5 addresses the topic of MOOCs.

MOOCS by Jonathan Haber. MIT Press, 2014.

MOOCS and Libraries by Kyle K. Courtney. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2015.

MOOCs and Open Educational Resources: A handbook for educators by P. B. Kaufman. Intelligent Television, Inc., 2016. Available as an open access publication on the OER Knowledge Cloud.


Are MOOCs forever? by Jeffrey R. Young. The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14, 2016.

Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions by Li Yuan, Stephen Powell and Bill Olivier. Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards, January 2014. Download the report here.

Beyond the MOOC Model: Changing Educational Paradigms by James G. Mazoue, Educause Review Online, Nov. 10, 2014.

Enrollment in MITx MOOCs: are we educating educators? by Daniel Thomas Seaton, et al. Educause Review, Feb. 9, 2015.

Evaluating the Strategic and Leadership Challenges of MOOCs by Stephen Marshall. Vol. 9 No. 2 Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, June 2013.

HarvardX and MITx: The first year of open online courses (HarvardX and MITx Working Paper No. 1) by Andrew Dean Ho and Justin Reich, Sergiy O. Nesterko, Daniel Thomas Seaton, Tommy Mullaney, Jim Waldo, and Isaac Chuang. (January 21, 2014). Available at SSRN here or DOI here.

Interview with Jon Tennant on Open Science MOOC on eurodoc, Feb. 11, 2019.

Learner Participation and Engagement in Open Online Courses: Insights from the Peer 2 Peer University by June Ahn, Brian S. Butler, Alisha Alam, Sarah A. Webster. Vol. 9 No. 2 Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, June 2013.

Liminal Participants and Skilled Orienteers: Learner Participation in a MOOC for New Lecturers Marion Waite, Jenny Mackness, Geore Roberts, and Elizabeth Lovegrove. Vol. 9 No. 2 Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, June 2013.

Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility by John Daniels. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012. Available from The Open University.

Massive Open Online Courses on Health and Medicine: Review by Tharindu Rekha Liyanagunawardena and Shirley Ann Williams. Vol. 16, Issue 8, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2014.

Massiveness + Openness = New Literacies of Participation? by Bonnie Stewart. Vol. 9 No. 2 Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, June 2013.

The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 charts by Steve Kolowich. Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 5, 2015.

The MOOC Phenomenon: Who Takes Massive Open Online Courses and Why? by Gayle Christensen, Andrew Steinmetz, Brandon Alcorn, Amy Bennett, Deirdre Woods, and Ezekiel J. Emanuel, (November 6, 2013). Available at SSRN here or DOI here.

MOOC postscript by Jon Baggaley. Vol. 35 Issue 1 Distance Education, 2014.

MOOC Research Learning Curves by Marshall Thomas, Higher Ed beta, (blog post) Dec. 3, 2014.

MOOCs and Community College Distance Education by Nancy L. Bednar (January 25, 2013). 2013 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference Paper. Available at SSRN here or DOI here.

More than MOOCs by Jonathan Rees. Academe, May-June 2014.

Moving Through MOOCs: Understanding the Progression of Users in Massive Open Online Courses by Laura W. Perna et al. Vol. 43 Issue 9 Educational Researcher Dec. 2014. Abstract is free.

The new generation of Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) and Entrpreneurship Education by Dianne H.B. Welsh and Mariana Dragusin. Vol. 9 No. 1 Small Business Institute Journal, 2013.

Open education the sustainable way in the knowledge age by Karen MacGregor. University World News, Aug. 23, 2015. Article can be viewed here.

Patterns of Engagement in Connectivist MOOCs by Colin Milligan, Allison Littlejohn, and Anoush Margaryan. Vol. 9 No. 2 Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, June 2013.

Peer Assessment for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) by Hoi K. Suen. Vol. 5 No. 3 International Review for Research in Open and Distance Education, July 2014.

Preparing Faculty for Teaching a MOOC: Recommendations from Research and Experience by Stephanie L. Richter and Murali Krishnamurthi. Vol. 4 no. 5 International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 2014.

Realigning Higher Education for the 21st Century Learner through Multi-Access Learning by Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and Luke Richards. Vol. 9 No. 2 Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, June 2013.

Rebooting MOOC Research by Justin Reich. Science 2 January 2015: Vol. 347 no. 6217 pp. 34-35. Article DOI:

Sexual Harassment in the Age of MOOCs by Steve Kolowich. Wired Campus (Chronicle blog), Dec. 10, 2014.

Special Issue on Quality in Massive Open Online Courses v. 2 No. 3 International Journal of Innovation and Quality in Learning (2014).

10 Lessons Learned from MOOCS, by Keith Button. Education Dive, September 9, 2014

Unpacking MOOC scholarly discourse: a review of nascent MOOC scholarship by Maureen Ebbena and Julien S. Murphy. Vol. 39, Issue 3 Learning, Media and Technology, 2014.

What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs. Educause, 2012.

What Do We Know About Online Teaching Academe, Sept.-Oct. 2013.

Who's Benefiting from MOOCs, and why? by Chen Zhenghao, Brandon Alcorn et al. Harvard Business Review, Sept. 22, 2015. Read it online here.

Wrapping a MOOC: Student Perceptions of an Experiment in Blended Learning by Derek O. Bruff, Douglas H. Fisher, Kathryn E. McEwen, and Blaine E. Smith. Vol. 9 No. 2 Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, June 2013.


Udacity raises 35 million as it moves to expand nanodgrees By Roger Riddell, Education Dive, September 24, 2014.