Title: New trends in higher education: massive open online courses as an innovative tool for increasing university performance

Authors: Elena Ponomarenko; Ani Oganesyan; Valentina Teslenko

Addresses: RUDN, 6, st. Miklukho-Maklaya, Moscow, 117198, Russia; RANEPA, 84, prospekt Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119571, Russia ' RUDN, 6, st. Miklukho-Maklaya, Moscow, 117198, Russia; RANEPA, 84, prospekt Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119571, Russia ' RANEPA, 84, prospekt Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119571, Russia

Abstract: The name massive open online courses (MOOC) was offered in 2008, thus, this is relatively new phenomenon for higher education and especially for Russian universities. In 2017, the national project was launched by the Russian Government, which is called 'Development of the export potential of the Russian education system'. According to the projects' objectives, Russian institutions of higher education should implement efficient measures aimed to increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of Russian education on the international market of educational services in order to increase the share of non-primary exports of the Russian Federation (Passport of the National Project 'Development of the Export Potential of the Russian Education System', 2017). In the framework of this project, the authors have analysed data received by the Russian universities on their foreign language MOOCs and developed recommendations for their promotion on international market.

Keywords: Russian universities; massive open online courses; MOOCs; exportation of Russian higher education; MOOCs promotion; university performance; university rankings; QS BRICS ranking; e-education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2019.104635

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2019 Vol.12 No.4, pp.391 - 406

Received: 28 Oct 2018
Accepted: 21 Jun 2019

Published online: 22 Jan 2020 *

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