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Swot Analysis of MOOCs in Engineering Education: A Developing Country Perspective

Ahmet AĞIR, Buket KARATOP Download Article PDF

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are top universities' digital innovative education resources and provides broadly, is open to the public, offers teaching guidance, and conducts interactive exchanges. MOOCs has been a reasonably widespread entrant in the field of open and distance education. This innovative approach is pronounced to have the potential to transform learning and development in developing countries by providing eager learners with ready access to knowledge. MOOCs has become one of the most concerned topics in the open and distance education landscape. Along with the appearance of the information society, MOOCs has the great potential to transform people's traditional learning idea and ways. Many MOOCs are prepared and served in specialised online platforms. The topics of the courses vary widely; at the same time, the number of courses increases in engineering. Since the first MOOCs launched in 2008, MOOCs literature has grown tremendously. There are several types of research conducted about various topics in the MOOCs arena. This paper is an attempt to make an effort via a Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats (SWOT) analysis to engineering education in developing countries in the current MOOCs landscape. Finally, the paper will conclude with recommendations considering engineering education's possible paths forward concerning MOOCs.