Utilization of MOOCs Platform for E-Learning Environment in Higher Education: A Study

Utilization of MOOCs Platform for E-Learning Environment in Higher Education: A Study

Abdus Samim (Aligarh Muslim University, India)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5146-1.ch007

Abstract

This chapter is a study of the utilization of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for learning in the higher education, given by the top universities in the world. As we know, MOOC platforms are widely popular in the field of e-learning, in the dissemination of higher education all over the world. Such initiatives are essential for students or people who want to be involved in higher education without going to a university for the completion of degree courses. This study found that most of the top universities started MOOCs in 2012 and found that a 72.7% majority of universities offered diploma and certificate courses to people through MOOCs. It was also found that the eDX platform was used by all the selected universities in providing MOOCs.
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Features Of Moocs

It is very uneasy to differentiate what is MOOCs or not. But few features are important to be called as MOOC Courses.

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