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Best Practices Analysis of MOOCs

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


This paper reports the findings of a best practices analysis work conducted for an EU project which focuses on developing 100 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). With the aim to examine the best practices in EU, developed countries, Turkey and BRICS countries, following criteria have been considered: installed a platform for online trainings, online training in Information and Communication technology (ICT), experience in training of adults and training online content. Toward this direction, 7 major question categories have been investigated in the analysis: target group served by the institution, training programs, program design and development, platform functionalities, participants, enrolment and admission, delivery of training and certification.


Cagiltay, K. & Esfer, S. (2016). Best Practices Analysis of MOOCs. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 138-144). Washington, DC, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 5, 2022 from .