EjSBS - The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences

The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences

Editors: Zafer Bekirogullari
Online ISSN: 2301-2218
European Publisher

The Implementation of Massive Open Online courses into Educational Processes at Russian Universities

Abstract

Interest in massive open online courses (MOOCs) as a new resource for distance learning is due to the rapid development of information and communication technologies within the framework of education. The 2000s precipitated the development of e-learning in the direction of open learning opportunities which resulted in the phenomenon known as MOOCs. MOOCs are now a widespread and accepted means of higher education which implies interactive online learning. Therefore, it is relevant to define the most appropriate form of MOOC integration, to study the contemporary experiences of MOOC implementation into higher education along with analysing the experience of using online courses within the context of face-to-face classes. This study observes the development of MOOCs by using comparative analysis and literature examination to reveal some accepted blended learning models for higher education. This paper also attempts to show possible challenges and outcomes of MOOC integration into a face-to-face class. The findings are dedicated to effective use of massive open online courses in universities in Russia.

Keywords: MOOCblended learningface-to-face learningdistance learninge-learning; higher education

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Published online: 30.04.2021
Pages: 3329-3341
Publisher: European Publisher
Online ISSN: 2301-2218
Article Type: Original Research
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