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dc.contributor.authorGarrido, Maria
dc.contributor.authorKoepke, Lucas
dc.contributor.authorAndersen, Scott
dc.contributor.authorMena, Andres Felipe
dc.contributor.authorMacapagal, Mayette
dc.contributor.authorDalvit, Lorenzo
dc.identifier.citationGarrido, M., Koepke, L., Andersen, S., Mena, A., Macapagal, M., & Dalvit, L. (2016). An examination of MOOC usage for professional workforce development outcomes in Colombia, the Philippines, & South Africa. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe potential of online learning has long afforded the hope of providing quality education to anyone, anywhere in the world. The recent development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) heralded an exciting new breakthrough by providing free academic instruction and professional skills development from the world’s leading universities to anyone with the sufficient resources to access the internet. The research in Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative study was designed to analyze the MOOC landscape in developing countries and to better understand the motivations of MOOC users and afford insights on the advantages and limitations of MOOCs for workforce development outcomes. The key findings of this study challenge commonly held beliefs about MOOC usage in developing countries, defying typical characterizations of how people in resource constrained settings use technology for learning and employment. In fact, some of the findings are so contrary to what has been reported in the U.S. and other developed environments that they raise new questions for further investigation.en_US
dc.publisherTechnology & Social Change Groupen_US
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dc.subjectColombia, Philippines, South Africa, survey, ICTD, ICT4D, employability, workforce development, users, non-users, online learningen_US
dc.titleDo you know what MOOCS are? Discover a new way to improve your knowledge and skillsen_US

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