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Evaluation of free platforms for delivery of massive open online courses (MOOCs)
Zancanaro, Airton · Nunes, Carolina Schmitt · de Domingues, Maria Jose Carvalho Souza

PublishedJanuary 2017
JournalTurkish Online Journal of Distance Education
Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 166 - 181
CountryTurkey, Europe

ABSTRACT
For the hosting, management and delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) it is necessary a technological infrastructure that supports it. Various educational institutions do not have or do not wish to invest in such a structure, possibly because MOOCs are not yet part of official programs of universities, but initiatives by a particular teacher or a research group. Focusing on this problem, this study seeks to identify platforms that make it possible to create, host and provide courses free of charges for the offeror; find in the respective literature, the basic requirements for MOOC platforms and to evaluate the platforms based on the raised requirements. In order to identify the platforms, information was sought in scientific articles and websites dealing with the comparison of platforms and listing the existing MOOC providers. For the definition of evaluation requirements, there was a search in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, looking for the term "Massive Open Online Courses". After applying some filters, 62 works that address platforms and technology were selected for analysis. As a result there is the identification of six platforms that allow the free supply of courses, the proposal for 14 requirements for reviewing them and a frame containing the evaluation of the identified platforms. This assessment is important since it brings knowledge as a basis for selecting a platform that is the most suitable one in terms of the chosen structure and method to store, manage and deliver courses in MOOC format.

Keywords free platforms · MOOC · MOOC platforms · requirements

Published atEskişehir
ISSN1302-6488
RefereedYes
Rightsby-nc-sa/4.0
DOI10.17718/tojde.285814
URLhttp://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/makale_goster.php?id=1289
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