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EVALUATION OF FREE PLATFORMS FOR DELIVERY OF MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCS)

Year 2017, Volume 18, Issue 1, 166 - 181, 01.01.2017
https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.285814

Abstract

For the hosting, management and delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) it is necessary a technological infrastructure that supports it. Various educational institutions do not have or do not wish to invest in such a structure, possibly because MOOCs are not yet part of official programs of universities, but initiatives by a particular teacher or a research group. Focusing on this problem, this study seeks to identify platforms that make it possible to create, host and provide courses free of charges for the offeror; find in the respective literature, the basic requirements for MOOC platforms and to evaluate the platforms based on the raised requirements. In order to identify the platforms, information was sought in scientific articles and websites dealing with the comparison of platforms and listing the existing MOOC providers. For the definition of evaluation requirements, there was a search in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, looking for the term "Massive Open Online Courses". After applying some filters, 62 works that address platforms and technology were selected for analysis. As a result there is the identification of six platforms that allow the free supply of courses, the proposal for 14 requirements for reviewing them and a frame containing the evaluation of the identified platforms. This assessment is important since it brings knowledge as a basis for selecting a platform that is the most suitable one in terms of the chosen structure and method to store, manage and deliver courses in MOOC format.

References

  • Anderson, A., Huttenlocher, D., Kleinberg, J., & Leskovec, J. (2014). Engaging with massive
  • online courses. Paper presented at the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2014.

Year 2017, Volume 18, Issue 1, 166 - 181, 01.01.2017
https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.285814

Abstract

References

  • Anderson, A., Huttenlocher, D., Kleinberg, J., & Leskovec, J. (2014). Engaging with massive
  • online courses. Paper presented at the 23rd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2014.

Details

Journal Section Volume: 18 Issue: 1, 2017
Authors

Airton ZANCANARO This is me
Instituto Federal Catarinense Paulo Chapiewski, 931, CEP:89283-064 Sao Bento do Sul - Brasil
Brazil


Carolina Schmitt NUNES This is me
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Campus Reitor Joao David Ferreira Lima, s/n Trindade, Florianopolis-SC, 88040-900 Florianopolis, Brazil
Brazil


Maria Jose Carvalho de Souza DOMINGUES This is me
Universidade Regional de Blumenau Antonio da Veiga, 140, CEP:892030-903 Blumenau-Brazil
Brazil

Publication Date January 1, 2017
Application Date January 13, 2017
Acceptance Date
Published in Issue Year 2017, Volume 18, Issue 1

Cite

APA Zancanaro, A. , Nunes, C. S. & Domıngues, M. J. C. D. S. (2017). EVALUATION OF FREE PLATFORMS FOR DELIVERY OF MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCS) . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 18 (1) , 166-181 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.285814