MOOCS IN ABDELMALEK ESSAADI UNIVERSITY: BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA IN E-LEARNING

Y. Jdidou1, M. Khaldi1, S. Aammou1, K. El Bakkari2

1Abdelmalek Esaadi University (MOROCCO)
2Cádiz University (SPAIN)
MOOC standing for Massive Open Online Course, is a term likely to enter into our common vernacular. New technology enables the possibility to teach over 50.000 students at the same time in the same course. Teaching such many students in a traditional campus situation will take more than 170 years. New technologies enable us to give education to a virtually unlimited number of people. Nowadays the best courses from the best institutions are made available for everyone in the world for free. Institutions are working together to make this possible, for example by Cousera, Udacity, MITx and EdX.
One of the main objectives of current research in the field of e-learning is to provide a personalized educational experience that corresponds to the specific needs of each learner for example: level of knowledge, goals or motivation. It covers the most current issues of hypermedia and user modeling. Based on several levels of adaptation: content, navigation and presentation.The main objective of this paper is to present an overview of our experience in teaching using Massive Open Online Courses at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, MOROCCO.