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A critical review of frameworks for digital literacy: Beyond the flashy, flimsy and faddish–Part 1Brown, M. - 2017 - ASCILITE ℡all Blog
The Global Micro-credential Landscape: Charting a New Credential Ecology for Lifelong LearningBrown, M., Mhichíl, M. N. G., Beirne, E., & Lochlainn, C. M. - 2021 - Journal of Learning for Development, 8(2), 228–254
This article offers a global overview of the burgeoning field of micro-credentials and their relationship to lifelong learning, employability and new models of digital education. Although there is no globally accepted definition of micro-credentials, the term indicates smaller units of study, which are usually shorter than traditional forms of accredited learning and courses leading to conventional qualifications such as degrees. The paper aims to provide educators with a helicopter view of...
The soul behind the screen:understanding cultural enrichment as a motivation of informal MOOC learningLochlainn, C. M., Mhichíl, M. N. G., Beirne, E., & Brown, M. - 2020 - Distance Education, 41(2), 201–215
This article explores the role of culture and the concept of openness as they relate to learning using a massive open online course which teaches the Irish language and Irish culture to learners around the world. It explores how best to describe the meaning of such learning, and the social, material, and relational tensions that exist in such provision. Using a qualitative case study design, we analyzed a collection of 3507 learner comments placed on key reflective steps throughout the...
Speculative Futures on ChatGPT and Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI): A Collective Reflection from the Educational LandscapeBozkurt, A., Xiao, J., Lambert, S., … Jandrić, P. - 2023 - Asian Journal of Distance Education
While ChatGPT has recently become very popular, AI has a long history and philosophy. This paper intends to explore the promises and pitfalls of the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) AI and potentially future technologies by adopting a speculative methodology. Speculative future narratives with a specific focus on educational contexts are provided in an attempt to identify emerging themes and discuss their implications for education in the 21st century. Affordances of (using) AI in...
A global outlook to the interruption of education due to COVID-19 pandemic: Navigating in a time of uncertainty and crisisBozkurt, A., Jung, I., Xiao, J., … Paskevicius, M. - 2020 - Asian Journal of Distance Education, 15(1), 1–126
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