The Changes in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Studies between 2012 and 2017- A Review of Literature

Abdulaziz Alzahrani
2018 World Journal of Education  
In recent decades, the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has changed according to the different goalsand studies that have been applied. Therefore, it is very important to explore and examine these changes and identifythe development of use and conception of MOOCs. This research is considered empirical in nature and focuses onstudies published between 2012 and 2017. The current study is conducted on three scientific databases to collectthose studies that matched the research method and
more » ... research method and achieved its goal. Nine hundred seventy-nine studies wereconsidered, and 37 studies have been selected for this study and will be analyzed based on study design and othervariables. The collected studies utilized the qualitative method, quantitative method, and mixed-method approaches.These studies were analyzed through the use of MOOCs according to students' views, instructors' views, andstudents' and instructors' views. The results showed a different understanding of MOOCs between the students'views, instructors' views, and students' and instructors' views. Recommendations and future research opportunitiesare also discussed.
doi:10.5430/wje.v8n4p59 fatcat:s5jyztntifgdtea5ylmg4qihcm