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ERIC Number: EJ1188857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Changes in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Studies between 2012 and 2017--A Review of Literature
Alzahrani, Abdulaziz A.
World Journal of Education, v8 n4 p59-71 2018
In recent decades, the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has changed according to the different goals and studies that have been applied. Therefore, it is very important to explore and examine these changes and identify the development of use and conception of MOOCs. This research is considered empirical in nature and focuses on studies published between 2012 and 2017. The current study is conducted on three scientific databases to collect those studies that matched the research method and achieved its goal. Nine hundred seventy-nine studies were considered, and 37 studies have been selected for this study and will be analyzed based on study design and other variables. The collected studies utilized the qualitative method, quantitative method, and mixed-method approaches. These studies were analyzed through the use of MOOCs according to students' views, instructors' views, and students' and instructors' views. The results showed a different understanding of MOOCs between the students' views, instructors' views, and students' and instructors' views. Recommendations and future research opportunities are also discussed.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty
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