Karen Swan, Scott L. Day, Leonard Bogle, & Traci VanProoyen co-authored a paper entitled “Assessing MOOC Pedagogies” at the World Conference on Education Media, Hypermedia, & Telecommunications, At Tempere, Finland, Volume: 2014, p. 1018-1026.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this project is to characterize the pedagogical approaches taken in various MOOCs. Much has been written about MOOCs, pro and con, but little has been done to empirically review the pedagogical approaches actually taken by specific MOOCs. It should be noted that our goal is to characterize, not evaluate, MOOC pedagogies. Hopefully, once a tool for describing these pedagogies is designed and tested, empirical evidence can distinguish between more and less effective pedagogies.
“Assessing MOOC Pegagogies”.

The paper is available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269094011_Assessing_MOOC_Pegagogies [accessed Apr 27, 2015].