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Utilization of MOOCs Platform for E-Learning Environment in Higher Education: A Study

Utilization of MOOCs Platform for E-Learning Environment in Higher Education: A Study
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Author(s): Abdus Samim (Aligarh Muslim University, India)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 15
Source title: Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anna Kaushik (University of Kota, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5146-1.ch007

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Abstract

This chapter is a study of the utilization of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for learning in the higher education, given by the top universities in the world. As we know, MOOC platforms are widely popular in the field of e-learning, in the dissemination of higher education all over the world. Such initiatives are essential for students or people who want to be involved in higher education without going to a university for the completion of degree courses. This study found that most of the top universities started MOOCs in 2012 and found that a 72.7% majority of universities offered diploma and certificate courses to people through MOOCs. It was also found that the eDX platform was used by all the selected universities in providing MOOCs.

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