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Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2020, Vol. 11(4) 21-30

Challenges Faced by Students in Completing a MOOC

Zuraıdah Ismaıl and Rosemaliza Kamalludeen

pp. 21 - 30   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2020.008

Published online: December 19, 2020  |   Number of Views: 19  |  Number of Download: 34


Abstract

This study was conducted to explore the challenges faced by students in completing a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Participants selected for this study were restricted to post graduate students only who came from Iraq, Malaysia, Somalia and Oman. The number of students selected for this research was 6 with two master’s students and four PhD students. MOOC is having problem of low completion rates and this is a big issue all over the world now. Despite the growing interest in MOOCs, the vast majority of students who have enrolled in MOOCs do not finish the courses. Hence, the purpose of the study is aimed at looking at the challenges faced by students in completing MOOCs. Qualitative mode was used for this study and all the students were interviewed for data gathering. The results indicated that the problems students faced in completing MOOCs are in terms of MOOC content, MOOC activity, MOOC design, MOOC instructors, accessibility and cost.

Keywords: MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), challenges in MOOC completion, post graduate students, qualitative study


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Kamalludeen, Z.I.a.R. (2020). Challenges Faced by Students in Completing a MOOC . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 11(4), 21-30.

Harvard
Kamalludeen, Z. (2020). Challenges Faced by Students in Completing a MOOC . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 11(4), pp. 21-30.

Chicago 16th edition
Kamalludeen, Zuraidah Ismail and Rosemaliza (2020). "Challenges Faced by Students in Completing a MOOC ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 11 (4):21-30.