This paper was presented at the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems by Hanna Celina, Ahmed Kharrufa, Anne Preston, Robert Comber and Patrick Olivier. Within, the authors present the design, deployment and evaluation of three configurations of an online learning activity for would-be social innovators and activitists, with the aim of understanding the factors that are critical to the design of an infrastructure to support such communities of learners. This research was inspired and motivated by the example of SOLEs and builds upon the experiences of early connectivists MOOCs (massive open online courses). The primary design goals were to enable activist empowerment, self-organized learning, and the creation of social bonds to facilitate a lasting and self-sufficient international activist community.
Citation: Celina H, Kharrufa A, Preston A, Comber R, Olivier P. SOLE meets MOOC: designing infrastructure for online self-organised learning with a social mission. In: DIS 2016. 2016, Brisbane, Australia.