Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde January 2015, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 1 Number: 1, Article 2
EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION IN E-LEARNING:
and OER Movements in Turkey
In late 2012, the New York Times called 2013 as the year of the MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. Over the past two years, MOOCs have been one of the trendiest approaches to teaching online. One of the attractions of a MOOC is the idea of sharing knowledge with a large world-wide audience free of charge in online environments. Another major potential game-changer is type of institutions offering courses, which include Stanford (Coursera/Udacity), MIT and Harvard University (EdX). In this connection, the MOOC phenomenon created a networked milieu designed within the context of e-learning that has not only been providing educational equality, but has also been meeting the demands of higher education in a wider scale. In this study, the authors’ aim is to reinterpret the overview on MOOCs as an educational innovation and discuss its dimensions within e-learning.