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Massive Open Online Courses and Integrating Open Source Technology and Open Access Literature Into Technology-Based Degrees

Massive Open Online Courses and Integrating Open Source Technology and Open Access Literature Into Technology-Based Degrees
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Author(s): Maurice Dawson (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Sharon L. Burton (Grand Canyon University, USA), Dustin Bessette (National Graduate School of Quality Management, USA) and Jorja Wright (University of Charleston, USA)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 14
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch687

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Abstract

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a new phenomenon of course delivery for students, faculty, and administrators to use. As this technology continues to grow in the short term it is essential to develop a method in which Open Source Software (OSS), open source technologies, and open access literature can be incorporated to strengthen the MOOC environment. Strengthening the MOOC environment can be used as a method to increase retention as well as increase enrollment in higher education. As Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs are going online it is imperative that the tools meet the demands of today's marketplace. This chapter provides insights on these open technology solutions so that current and future MOOCs can be enhanced with little to no cost added.

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