Hello everyone!

My name is Juliana Marques and I just completed my Master in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. I have concluded my thesis: ‘Effects of new media technologies in high education: An analysis of pedagogies and learning experiences in MOOCs’, but I’m still doing research on MOOCs.

MOOCs are new and they are spreading fast. But what is it like to learn in a MOOC? How do teachers build them? Are they effective? If you are also asking yourself these questions, you are not alone.

This is why I will use this blog to help me to get feedback for my research. I’m writing about my experiences as MOOC student and will also include some researches. I decided to create this blog after enrolling in the first MOOC offered by the University of Amsterdam – ‘Introduction to Communication Science’. The course had 8 weeks and started on February 20. Another version will be live in January 2014 when the course will debut on Coursera. In addition, I post news and opinions about the topic, so always feel free to contribute as well!

Would you like to know more about MOOCs or share your own experiences? Let’s keep in touch!

Send me an e-mail: marquesjuliana87@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter: @julianamarques

Find me on LinkedIn: nl.linkedin.com/in/marquesjuliana/

And Facebook: julianamarques87



§ 4 Responses to About

  • Rene Corbeil says:

    Hi Juliana, the focus of your blog aligns with a project I am working on. I would love to get your perspective for a MOOC book project I am working on.

    Call for Chapters: The MOOC Case Book: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and Implementation: http://moocbookproject.blogspot.com

    Authors are invited to submit proposals that cover a variety of issues related to the design and delivery of MOOCs. Chapters focused on issues and challenges affecting one (or more) of the eight dimensions of the E-Learning Framework are greatly encouraged. Individuals with experience in designing, developing, evaluating, or facilitating a MOOC are encouraged to submit a proposal.


  • Bob Stepno says:

    I just discovered your blog while watching the wrap-up videos for the Coursera edition of the UvA Communication Science class — and wish I’d found you sooner!

    Best wishes for your post-graduate career in communication, education or whatever you choose. I hope you keep researching, writing and sharing what you learn.

    Bob in Radford, Va.
    my research: jheroes.com
    my journalism & teaching blog: stepno.wordpress.com
    my folkmusic (mostly) blog: boblog.blogspot.com
    home: stepno.com

    • Hello Bob, thank you for you comment! Hope you’ve enjoyed the videos and other MOOCs on Coursera. After my graduation I was a bit busy with my new job, but I definitely wish to keep the blog live with more research about communication, new media and digital education.

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