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Massive Open Online Courses

School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG66AY, UK
Academic Editor: Satoshi P. Watanabe
Humanities 2015, 4(1), 35-41;
Received: 13 November 2014 / Accepted: 13 January 2015 / Published: 28 January 2015
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a new addition to the open educational provision. They are offered mainly by prestigious universities on various commercial and non-commercial MOOC platforms allowing anyone who is interested to experience the world class teaching practiced in these universities. MOOCs have attracted wide interest from around the world. However, learner demographics in MOOCs suggest that some demographic groups are underrepresented. At present MOOCs seem to be better serving the continuous professional development sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: massive open online courses; distance education; MOOCs; eLearning massive open online courses; distance education; MOOCs; eLearning
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Liyanagunawardena, T.R. Massive Open Online Courses. Humanities 2015, 4, 35-41.

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