What do higher education students know about massive open online courses?

Maite Fernandez Ferrer
2017 New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences  
In the framework of higher education there has been an evolution of access to open educational resources and, more recently, to the new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Nowadays there are already many universities in Europe that have begun offering MOOCs and certifying their students for it. But, do these students know what these types of courses are? As part of a doctoral thesis this paper presents a first stage consultation to the learners of the University of Barcelona (UB) (Spain) in
more » ... er to identify their state of knowledge about MOOCs. Through a quantitative methodology based on a closed questionnaire some of the findings of this analysis show that although this is a learning modality aimed specifically at undergraduate students, in the Spanish context this could not be totally true.
doi:10.18844/prosoc.v4i1.2242 fatcat:epfchu63izh4rnjlplipzdpctm