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IJIET 2020 Vol.10(1): 42-47 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.1.1337

The Disruptive Power of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Richard Hannis Ansah, Ogechukwu Vincentia Ezeh, Tan Seng Teck, and Shahryar Sorooshian

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: rhansah@ust.hk).
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: ovezeh@ust.hk).
Tan Seng Teck is with Faculty of Business Communication and Law, INTI International University, Malaysia (e-mail: sengteck.tan@newinti.edu.my).
Shahryar Sorooshian is with Department of business administration, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (e-mail: sorooshian@gmail.com).


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).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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