Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 2(1), pp. 69 - 72
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2014.020108
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To Adapt Moocs, or Not? That is No Longer the Question

Sarah M. North 1,*, Ronny Richardson 2, Max M. North 3
1 Computer Science Department, Kennesaw State University
2 Business Administration Department, Southern Polytechnic State University
3 Management Information Systems, Southern Polytechnic State University


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the next logical phase of distance learning rapidly appearing on the horizon. A recent worldwide survey shows that the adoption of MOOCs is on the rise. This study focuses on identifying and emphasizing the unique advantages of MOOCs and provides possible insights to better understanding of MOOCs as an evolutionary product of classical distance learning. Two simple preliminary experiments were designed and conducted to investigate approaches for strengthening trust in MOOCs adaptation. While this is a work-in-progress, the authors provide several preliminary recommendations to assist in the decision making process for gradual adaptation of MOOCs in conjunction with complementary in-house components.

MOOCs, Distance Learning, Education

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Sarah M. North , Ronny Richardson , Max M. North . "To Adapt Moocs, or Not? That is No Longer the Question." Universal Journal of Educational Research 2.1 (2014) 69 - 72. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2014.020108.