Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): education to change society?

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Massive Open Online Courses or “MOOCs” is the current catchphrase of the online education sector. There are many supporters of MOOCs as a tool to provide high quality learning globally. Similarly, there are many cynics who have weighed in on the MOOC debate arguing that these are simply standalone courses that lack a business plan to make them sustainable.

This paper provides an overview of the development and evolution of MOOCs with a view to looking at possible future directions that might be available for these types of courses.

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