Title: Making online courses free for everyone - an empirical study to determine the feasibility

Authors: Sanjay Mohapatra; Rituparna Mohanty

Addresses: Xavier University Bhubaneswar, 105, Gagan Awaas Apartment, Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar, 751005, India ' Xavier University Bhubaneswar, 105, Gagan Awaas Apartment, Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar, 751005, India

Abstract: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free courses offered with a range of options. MOOCs have been run by several universities so as to deliver education around the globe (Mohapatra and Roy, 2012). This paper presents an empirical study of stakeholders' viewpoints, which have developed into a framework. The framework will provide guidance to those who would venture into offering open online courses. Using a sample size of 135 respondents, we have used structured equation modelling to derive the framework.

Keywords: online courses; free education; structured equation modelling; massive open online courses; MOOCs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2018.090459

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2018 Vol.15 No.4, pp.403 - 430

Available online: 06 Mar 2018

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