Tag Archives: MOOCs

The acronym MOOCs refers to “Massive Open Online Courses”. A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the internet. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures or readings, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between learners and educators. MOOCs are a recent and widely researched development in distance education, which were first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.

EADTU report “Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe”

Tmooc_strategieshe European Association of Distance Teaching Universities- EADTU report presents and analyses the results of a survey conducted by the HOME project between October and December 2014. It presents data on the perception and objectives of European higher education institutions on MOOCs and the main drivers behind the MOOC movement. In addition, the report makes a comparison with similar studies conducted in the United States in 2013 and 2014. The report made clear that involvement in Europe is still increasing, but also that arguments to get involved differ from those in the US.