Massive Open Online Courses: A Success of Cloud Computing in Education.


Cloud computing is fast becoming the major computing paradigm in every aspect of teaching and learning. This computing paradigm supported the emergence of new learning and teaching platform called Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). MOOC is mainly delivered via the cloud and it uses the Internet to make education infinitely available to an unlimited scope of participants. This paper focuses on exploring MOOC as the success of cloud computing in education. A qualitative approach of data collection, selection and analysis were used to systematically review 149 literature for the study. The results of the study showed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) as the major cloud service model used in education. Additionally, Coursera, edX, Udemy, Udacity and FutureLearn are the major MOOC providers using cloud services and resources to globally promote qualitative teaching and learning. Finally, the study outlined the characteristics, types, problems, and prospects of MOOC for education delivery

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