Integrating MOOC with Open Source Moodle: The New Direction of Learning at Sultan Qaboos University

Zuhoor Al-Khanjari, Iman Al-Kindi

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Abstract

Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) is considered as a strong competitor for the next availability of educational tools and entered the field of higher education around the world. 2012 was a year of speedy era for education with the beginning of MOOCs to be used and learned for free in the world. It is commonly accepted and preferred because it has several advantages like large scale, no restrictions for the time and place, open free in which it can deliver a new knowledge acquisition approach for learners. In line with this, through investigating the utilization of MOOCs in some continents such as Asia, Europe and USA, it appeared that MOOC had been integrated local curricula through Learning Management System (LMS). The purpose of this paper is to examine the possibility of adapting MOOC to support the currently learning and teaching process in Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) that combines both online and face-to-face in order to promote and improve the way SQU delivers courses' content and host online learning activities by using Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle). Also, to highlight possible opportunities when integrating MOOCs in SQU E-learning environment that will allow it to explore new learning models and innovative practices in teaching and learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages47-51
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666739
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 8 2019
Event13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018 - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Nov 18 2018Nov 19 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period11/18/1811/19/18

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Teaching
Education
E-learning
Knowledge acquisition
Curricula
Availability
Object-oriented
Learning environment
Open source

Keywords

  • Blended Learning
  • bMOOC
  • cMOOC
  • lMS
  • mOOC
  • moodle
  • xMOOC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Information Systems

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Al-Khanjari, Z., & Al-Kindi, I. (2019). Integrating MOOC with Open Source Moodle: The New Direction of Learning at Sultan Qaboos University. In Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018 (pp. 47-51). [8605957] (Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INNOVATIONS.2018.8605957

Integrating MOOC with Open Source Moodle : The New Direction of Learning at Sultan Qaboos University. / Al-Khanjari, Zuhoor; Al-Kindi, Iman.

Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. p. 47-51 8605957 (Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Al-Khanjari, Z & Al-Kindi, I 2019, Integrating MOOC with Open Source Moodle: The New Direction of Learning at Sultan Qaboos University. in Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018., 8605957, Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 47-51, 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 11/18/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/INNOVATIONS.2018.8605957
Al-Khanjari Z, Al-Kindi I. Integrating MOOC with Open Source Moodle: The New Direction of Learning at Sultan Qaboos University. In Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. p. 47-51. 8605957. (Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018). https://doi.org/10.1109/INNOVATIONS.2018.8605957
Al-Khanjari, Zuhoor ; Al-Kindi, Iman. / Integrating MOOC with Open Source Moodle : The New Direction of Learning at Sultan Qaboos University. Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. pp. 47-51 (Proceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018).
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