MOOC: supporting continued vocational training

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Author: Drake, Merja; Rajaorko, Paivi


Researchers have been interested in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from different viewpoints - the engagement and motivations of students, course completion and retention rates as well as course designs. MOOCs attract a wide range of people from different backgrounds, all of whom have different aims. The main focus of the majority of research on MOOCs has concerned university or further education courses. However, researcher interest in the utilisation of MOOCs for continued vocational training has been low. The aim of this paper is to discuss how MOOC learning can support the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Technology

Keywords: Continuing vocational education and training; Computer assisted instruction; Course evaluation; Education work relationship; Educational technology; Learning method; Learning motivation; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Maastricht, Netherlands: European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, 2018

Physical description: 13 p.

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Also called: Massive Open Online Courses: supporting continued vocational training

Date: October 2017

Place: Milton Keynes

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 141.754

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