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The impact and reach of MOOCs: a developing countries’ perspective

Posted on 13 Jan 2016 with 0 comments
ICT in developing countries ICT in education Learning environment Open scholarship

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This paper discusses features of MOOCs and looks at them from a developing countries’ perspective to conclude that due to a complicated set of conditions (‘access’, language, computer literacy among others) prevailing in developing countries, MOOCs may not be a viable solution for education for a large proportion of people in these areas of the world. The paper further shows the need for more data on the demographics of MOOC participants from developing countries to form a better understanding of MOOCs role in educating people from developing countries.


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