Abstract—While MOOCs (Massive open online courses) have
ignited debate in both academics and practical spheres of
learning, there seem to be an absence of integrated approach for
ethical conduct, as well as for course design, management, and
certification. This paper remarks that systematic approaches,
models and best practices for designing, delivering and
managing MOOCs would offer a solution to dealing with the
technological and pedagogical issues. A few cases of insights
have been highlighted for developing and maintaining the real
value within specific institutional strategies and implementation.
Moreover, a call is made for scientific studies that would unveil
comprehensive strategies to reap the full potentials of MOOCs.
This article is expected to shed light on the complexities of the
MOOCs system as well as to support the development of an
ethical and unified discipline, in which all MOOCs developers
and institutions are accountable.
Index Terms—Education, elearning, issues, MOOCs, disruptive, integrated approach.
Richard Hannis Ansah is with Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (e-mail: email@example.com).
Ogechukwu Vincentia Ezeh is with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. She is also with Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tan Seng Teck is with Faculty of Business Communication and Law, INTI International University, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Shahryar Sorooshian is with Department of business administration, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Richard Hannis Ansah, Ogechukwu Vincentia Ezeh, Tan Seng Teck, and Shahryar Sorooshian, "The Disruptive Power of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 42-47, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).