International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 11 (2021) No. 3, pages: 1143-1149, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.11.3.13705

Ukrainian MOOC: Quantitative and Thematic Analysis of Online Courses

Sergii Sharov, Anatolii Zemlianskyi, Tetiana Sharova, Hapotii Viktor

Abstract

The article is devoted to the quantitative analysis of the courses hosted on Ukrainian mass open online courses (MOOC) platforms. It has been found that MOOC, being an effective mechanism of lifelong learning, provides the development of general and professional competencies; it supports principles of openness and accessibility. We have analyzed the online courses located on such well-known Ukrainian online platforms as Prometheus, EdEra, and the Open University of Maidan. It has been found that Ukrainian online platforms started to provide their services not so long ago; they have been working since 2014. Most of the online courses (55.3% of their total number) can be found on the Prometheus platform. We have also analyzed the dynamics of online course development over the years on each Ukrainian online platform. The average number of advanced online courses on each platform and on all the platforms, in general, has been revealed. The years 2017 and 2019 turned out to be the most productive in the development of courses. The analysis of thematic areas of the developed online courses has been carried out; the identical sections available on each considered platform have been revealed. The largest number of courses is presented among such sections as Education/EIE (External Independent Evaluation) and Law, proving their relevance among users. The largest number of thematic areas is presented on the Prometheus platform. It has been found that Ukrainian MOOCs have a significant difference in the number of courses compared to a number of well-known foreign online platforms.

Keywords:

MOOC; online courses; Prometheus; EdEra; OUM.

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