A Journey to Select the Most Suitable MOOCs Platform: The Case of a Swiss University

ID: 45980 Type: Full Paper: Systems & Resources
  1. Jingjing Lin, Nadzeya Kalbaska, Stefano Tardini, Elisabetta Decarli Frick, and Lorenzo Cantoni, Faculty of Communication Sciences, USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Wednesday, June 24 11:15-11:45 AM Location: Salon A View on map

Presider: Adrian Norman, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Abstract: In this paper the process from the strategic decision to become MOOC provider to the selection of the suitable platform is demonstrated and discussed. The case presents a boutique and international Swiss university, which has decided to enter the MOOC world both for altruistic reasons, especially to support people in developing/emerging countries, and for gaining more visibility internationally. In order to reach intended strategic goals, without omitting actual constraints, the selection of a suitable MOOC platform plays a major role, not only from a pedagogical perspective – which platforms might support a rich learning experience – but also from a managerial viewpoint: encompassing costs, visibility, opportunity to be accepted on a major platform. Both the process leading to a managerial informed decision, and the methodology developed to support such decision are introduced.


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