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Exploring MOOC from education and Information Systems perspectives: a short literature review
Saadatdoost, Robab · Sim, Alex Tze Hiang · Jafarkarimi, Hosein · Mei Hee, Jee

PublishedOctober 2015
JournalEducational Review
Volume 67, Issue 4, Pages 505 - 518

ABSTRACT
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have gained significance as a new paradigm in education. MOOCs are open to any interested person and provide education products for a scalable number of learners who have access to the Internet. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in MOOCs including their types, theories and challenges. Although this is an important and challenging field for Information Systems researchers, a rich and structural literature review has not yet been conducted in this area. The purpose of this article is to present a short review of recent research into MOOCs. Thirty-two papers were selected for review through four search engines with a search of key terms related to MOOCs. On the basis of this review, a holistic definition on MOOCs is presented and an overview of the relevant theories and issues is provided.

Keywords education · information technology · literature review · MOOCs · NVIVO analysis

ISSN1465-3397
RefereedYes
RightsCopyright © 2016 Informa UK Limited
DOI10.1080/00131911.2015.1058748
Other informationEducational Review
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