This book provides theoretical and empirical discussions around the impact of MOOCs and other pedagogical strategies for online learning in international contexts. Through discussions of inverse blended learning and other teaching and learning approaches, Part I navigates the pressing conceptual issues around global online education. By analyzing the Malaysia MOOC Initiative—the first governmental MOOC project in the world—Part II offers insight into the developmental strategies, learning design, and integrative approaches of these pioneering efforts. Edited by leading scholars in the field of globalized online learning, this volume offers a valuable contribution to research around collaborative initiatives between governments and universities, especially ones dedicated to open and distance education.
Table of Contents
Mohamed Ally, Mohamed Amin Embi & Helmi Norman
Part A: MOOC Concepts in Online Education
1 MOOCs: Past, Present, Future
Marti Cleveland-Innes & Nathaniel Ostashewski
2 Inverse Blended Learning – a didactical concept for MOOCs and its positive effects on dropout-rates
Martin Ebner & Sandra Schön
3 Preparing Teachers for Integration of Digital Tools in Teaching: Learning with Digital Tools; OER / MOOCs in Education in Sub Saharan Africa
Margarete Grimus & Mohamed Ally
4 Innovating Problem and Project Based Learning Using a Modified Version of MOOCs
Thomas Ryberg, Jacob Davidsen, & Annette Kolmos
5 Establishment of the Globalized Online Learning Policy & National e-Learning Center for Malaysia MOOCs
Muliati Sedek & Syed Najmuddin Syed Hassan
6 OpenLearning as a Learning Environment for Malaysia MOOCs
7 Are Students Ready for MOOCs?
Ebrahim Panah, Mohamed Amin Embi, Norazah Nordin
Part B: Case Studies of MOOCs in Malaysia Online Education
8 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Experience Norazah Nordin, Mohamed Amin Embi, & Helmi Norman
9 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Putra Malaysia Experience
Alyani Ismail, Habibah Ab Jalil , Syafiq Zikri Salleh, Mohd Idham Abd Rashid & Aida Suraya Md Yunus
10 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Teknologi MARA Experience
Anealka Aziz Hussin, Janudin Sardi &Johan Eddy Luaran
11 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Experience Chuah Kee Man, Norazila Abd. Aziz, Johari Abdullah, Emmy Dahliana Hossain, Ang Tse Chwan & Noorhaslina Senin
12 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Experience Norasiken Bakar, Nurul Annisa Alia Roslan, Zanariah Jano, Mohd Shamsuri Md Saad, Kalthom Husain & Aida Nasirah Abdullah
13 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia Experience
Nurkhamimi Zainuddin, Rozhan M. Idrus & Najwa Hayaati Mohd Alwi
14 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Utara Malaysia Experience
Fauziah Abdul Rahim &Muhamad Shahbani Abu Bakar
15 Evaluation of Malaysia MOOCs Development: From the Student Perspective Habibah Ab Jalil, Alyani Ismail, Sidek Ab Aziz, Hanafi Atan, Abd Karim Alias, Norazah Nordin, Mohamed Noor Hasan, Norasiken Bakar,Zaid Ali Alsagoff & Mohd Nazri Md. Saad
16 Retention Rates in MOOCs: A Dilemma or A Conundrum?
Helmi Norman, Norazah Nordin, Melor Md Yunus, Harwati Hashim & Nor Hafizah Adnan
Mohamed Ally is a Professor in the Centre for Distance Education and Researcher in the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University, Canada.
Mohamed Amin Embi is a Professor at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Director of Center for Teaching and Learning Technologies at UKM.
Helmi Norman is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Teaching and Citra at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.