Creative MOOCs for Higher Education : Perspectives from Thai MOOC2019 ACU e-learning Conference
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a new trend in higher education. They use disruptive technology and Open Educational Resources to manage online instruction for an unlimited number of learners. MOOCs can be used for formal education, informal education, non-formal education, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for lifelong learners. They can also serve as supplementary materials for other forms of instruction, i.e. blended learning, and flipped learning. This presentation, Creative MOOCs for higher Education: Perspectives from Thai MOOC, outlines three key points including (1) MOOC trends, (2) Case of Thai MOOC -- which will be focused on the Thai MOOC project as the national digital learning platform for the lifelong learning of the Thai citizens established in 2017, at present, there are more than 100,000 active members and 300 courses (mooc.thaicyberu.go.th), and (3) Future direction which is in line with a current global disruptive technology trend in higher education focusing on MOOCs and open education as evidenced by lifelong learning. The information gained can be used as guidelines for the MOOCs learning design and development. It can also be used as a case study for further development in both policy and concrete practice regarding the current global educational technology trend.
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