Collaborative learning: A new horizon for E-learning in Sultan Qaboos University using concepts of MOOC and cloud computing

Iman Al-Kindi, Zuhoor Al-Khanjari

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Abstract

The number of students using E-learning in the universities and colleges around the world has been increasing at massive level in the past years as a result of an easy access to higher educational resources via the internet. On the contrary, the number of instructors in most universities is increasing slowly. Because of the lack of employment opportunities in relation to the economic crisis experienced by some countries. As a consequence, instructional problems have appeared because of the lack of unsatisfactory support to students during E-learning procedure. Collaborative Learning (CL) has been recommended as a solution to this problem. This paper provides a new horizon of E-learning for collaborative learning using Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) concepts and cloud computing to solve this problem. Modes of learning have been proposed with case studies in Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed modes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility, ICTA 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Volume2017-December
ISBN (Electronic)9781538644607
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 10 2018
Event6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility, ICTA 2017 - Muscat, Oman
Duration: Dec 19 2017Dec 21 2017

Other

Other6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility, ICTA 2017
CountryOman
CityMuscat
Period12/19/1712/21/17

Keywords

  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaborative Learning
  • E-learning
  • Interdisciplinary Learning
  • MOOC
  • Moodle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Al-Kindi, I., & Al-Khanjari, Z. (2018). Collaborative learning: A new horizon for E-learning in Sultan Qaboos University using concepts of MOOC and cloud computing. In 2017 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility, ICTA 2017 (Vol. 2017-December, pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTA.2017.8336011