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The perception of university lecturers of teaching and learning in massive open online courses (MOOCS)

Ghazali, Norliza and Nordin, Mohamad Sahari (2016) The perception of university lecturers of teaching and learning in massive open online courses (MOOCS). Journal of Personalized Learning, 2 (1). 52 -57. ISSN 2289-9960

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Abstract

Massive Open Online Course, better known as MOOC has become a buzzword within the field of education. MOOC is a new teaching innovation and practise of education delivery that targets to promote active learning and develop educational communities including thousands of students. At this early stage, not many research has been done especially in the Malaysian context. This study aims to explore the perception of teaching and learning in MOOC from the perspectives of selected Malaysian public university lecturers who have had the knowledge and experiences in using MOOC. Moreover, this study will explore how MOOCs are being used in teaching and learning as well as the challenges by using MOOC, and also the suggestion for MOOC improvement. The findings show that MOOC provides opportunity for life-long learning via elearning. Lecturers use MOOC in teaching and learning process by integrating video and animation. The study also provided information on the challenges in using MOOC and suggestions for further research for MOOC’s improvement. The current MOOC offering need to be objectively reviewed to ensure that the innovation is relevant for the educational system. Respondents in this study believe that MOOC will bring positive impact in the education system in this technologically-driven environment of the 21st century.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6516/55453
Uncontrolled Keywords: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs),teaching and learning, university lecturers, perception, online learning.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Depositing User: PROF SAHARI NORDIN
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55453

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