Educational Problems with MOOC, Suggestions, and Convergence of MOOC and Universities

MOOC(Massive Open Online Course)의 교육적 문제점과 개선책, 그리고 대학과 융합 방안

  • Yang, Dan-Hee (Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Pyeongtaek University)
  • 양단희 (평택대학교 컴퓨터학과)
  • Received : 2016.05.02
  • Accepted : 2016.05.28
  • Published : 2016.06.30


This study explains the fundamental problems of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) based on major survey results for MOOC and online courses conducted in the United States. Consequently, this study integrates the following conclusions and suggestions on how to improve MOOC and convergence of MOOC and universities under the current IT technology. First, the division into small sized classes will solve the problem of massiveness with MOOC. The problem of openness will be solved by providing differentiated courses based on placement tests; and the weakness of onlineness can be complemented through Flipped Learning methodologies. Second, in convergence of universities and MOOC, there are two desirable approache s: credit-free courses use the improved MOOC suggested in this study while credit courses are conducted by Flipped Learning, based on core online courses within departments. In addition, the credit courses offer intensive and supplementary ones together if possible. Third, MOOC will be utilized more widely as it will offer differentiated courses and be produced by education-based universities.


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