Written by researchers on the Friday Institute’s evaluation team, What’s the Value of a Learning Differences MOOC-Ed? analyzes how participants found value in the course using a "value creation framework" developed by Etienne Wenger, Beverly Trayner, and Maarten De Laat (2011). They suggest that, in order to appreciate the richness of the value created by learning communities or networks such as MOOC-Eds, it is helpful to think about value creation in terms of cycles. The authors, Dr. Sherry Booth and Suzanne Branon, found that much of the feedback they received from Learning Differences participants aligned with the framework’s five cycles: 1) Immediate value; 2) Potential value; 3) Applied value; 4) Realized value; 5) Reframing value.
Citation: Freeman, S. B. & Branon, S. (2016). What’s the Value of a Learning Differences MOOC-Ed? Raleigh,NC. Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at the NC State University College of Education.