Advancing MOOCs for Development
Online courses have the potential to expand quality education and career training worldwide. Yet few people in developing countries access Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), despite the fact that MOOCs are open to the public and often free. Recognizing this unmet potential, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and CourseTalk, the largest source of MOOC reviews, have partnered to determine how online education can best help young adults across the developing world grow successful careers. The initiative will be driven by research on MOOC usage in Colombia, the Philippines and South Africa conducted by the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) with support from IREX, a nonprofit development organization. TASCHA will use a variety of research methods, including surveys, interviews, and an analysis of course reviews posted on CourseTalk by students around the world, to study awareness and usage of MOOCs among young adults in Colombia, the Philippines, and South Africa.
Do you know what MOOCs are?
Massive open online courses as a tool for workforce development in Colombia, the Philippines, and South Africa
MOOCs: A guide for librarians
Iniciativa de Fomento de MOOC para el Desarrollo Un estudio del uso de MOOC para el desarrollo de la fuerza laboral y profesional en Colombia, Filipinas y Sudáfrica
An examination of MOOC usage for professional workforce development outcomes in Colombia, the Philippines, & South Africa
People & Organizations
- TASCHA MOOC research featured in Nature
- Girls in ICT Day 2017: Education as a foundation for opportunity
- TASCHA celebrates International Women’s Day
- Event: TASCHA’s Maria Garrido discusses MOOCs for development
- Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative creates evidence-based guides
- New report: TASCHA study on MOOCs in developing countries reveals half of users receive certification
- MOOC Expert Committee launches to advance online learning