INTEGRATING MOOCS INTO THE SYSTEM OF LIFELONG LEARNING: TSU EXPERIENCE
Tomsk State University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Taking into account money and other resources invested into massive open online courses (MOOC) production universities face a challenge of MOOCs integration into higher and further professional education. Is university able to warrant its investments into MOOCs? What decisions should a university consider: selling certificates to MOOC completers, launching chargeable MOOC specializations or online degree programs? How to adapt MOOCs to the needs of a broad audience so that both on-campus students and international learners could benefit from it including these courses into their individual curricula? Tomsk State University (TSU) works in an effort to solve this problem. This paper is devoted to the model of organizing e-learning in a classical university basing on MOOCs and its integration into the system of lifelong education, as well as to the steps of maintaining this complex process in the framework of current trends in e-learning.
Keywords: e-learning, MOOC, lifelong learning, professional training.