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Volume 10
Issue 2
Online publication date 2014-05-11
Title MOOC at universities
Author Miguel Gea
Massive open online course (MOOC) is a trending topic in Higher Education Institutions to create online courses for wider student communities. This initiative offers free enrolment on good quality courses for all. This talk discusses this evolution, different approach taken to adopt MOOC courses, different point of views for analysis and future trends.
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Keywords xMOOC Vs cMOOC, bussines model, methodology, publishing, authoring, certification
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