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Volume & Issue no: Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2014


Analysis on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC): Opportunities and Challenges towards 21st Century Online Education
Author Name:
Naganathan Venkatesh
ABSTRACT Online education is getting in to everybody life in one way or the other. People in today’s fast moving world want to tap the job market at the earliest stage itself rather waiting to complete their higher studies and then get into job market; this in one way have created a boom for online education providers to build courses online that enable the working class segment to do their studies online and complete the course during their free time. Question now asked in job market is how competent you are; they are not much interested in the way you acquired it by online course, degree from a college/university; what matters is how you have mastered the competency and can use the same in your job role. MOOCs are the educational catchword of online education with a difference; since leading university are conducting the courses through online and it enable to reach to masses. This research paper will discuss about the MOOCs in a wider context of how it will have an influence on higher education system and followed by a detail analyze on the opportunities and challenges that MOOCs is facing it presently and the how the future is going to be? Model of MOOC and its implication on Higher Education System will be explored. And also MOOCs education providers can they maintain quality of materials. Is MOOCs is a myths and will it explode in long run or it will have a tsunami effect on the traditional universities that they need to relook their strategies to suite the future trends in higher education. Finally the outcome of the research will also give an idea for the students to know what can be expected from the MOOCs providers and whether their certificates are authenticated in the job market and do MOOCs has recognition or not. Keywords: Massive Open Online Course, Higher Education, Higher Education System, Higher Education Institutes, Higher Education Authority
Cite this article:
Naganathan Venkatesh , " Analysis on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC): Opportunities and Challenges towards 21st Century Online Education" , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) , Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2014 , pp. 203-220 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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