Title: Advancing teaching with massive open online courses: a review of case studies

Authors: Kam Cheong Li; Billy Tak-Ming Wong

Addresses: The Open University of Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China ' The Open University of Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Abstract: This paper reviews the adoption of massive open online courses (MOOCs) by higher education institutions for teaching on-campus courses, and summarises the good practices from relevant case studies. From a total of 28 case studies, it identifies the characteristics of MOOC adoption - platforms, course materials, approaches to facilitate interaction, and assessment methods. The good practices highlight the importance of: 1) the division of labour in implementing MOOCs; 2) the effective use of technology; 3) course redesign based on experience with MOOCs. Examples of institutional practices in adopting MOOCs are provided, illustrating the diverse ways of utilising them to offer students a flexible and personalised learning experience in on-campus courses and tackle the challenges encountered during the adoption of MOOCs.

Keywords: classroom; teaching; higher education; massive open online courses; MOOCs; bMOOCs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2019.097660

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2019 Vol.25 No.2, pp.141 - 155

Received: 02 Mar 2018
Accepted: 24 Apr 2018

Published online: 04 Feb 2019 *

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