MOOCs for development: trends, challenges, and opportunities

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
MOOCs for development: trends, challenges, and opportunities
Abstract
The recent rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has generated significant media attention for their potential to disrupt the traditional modes of education trough ease of access and free or low-cost content delivery. MOOCs offer the potential to enable access to high-quality education to students, even in the most underserved regions of the world. However, much of the excitement surrounding opportunities for MOOCs in non-OECD contexts remains unproven. Challenges with regard to infrastructure, sustainability, and evaluation have disrupted early attempts to expand inclusion for those least educated. Drawing on proceedings from a recent international conference on MOOCs for Development held at the University of Pennsylvania, this report synthesizes trends, challenges, and opportunities within the growing subfield.
Publication
Information Technologies & International Development
Volume
11
Issue
2
Pages
35-42
Date
2015
Language
en
Loc. in Archive
54052735
Library Catalog
Zotero
Citation
Castillo, N. M., Lee, J., Zahra, F. T., & Wagner, D. A. (2015). MOOCs for development: trends, challenges, and opportunities. Information Technologies & International Development, 11(2), 35–42. https://repository.upenn.edu/literacyorg_articles/6