MOOC landscape is evolving, also boosted by distance-learning necessity of recent health crises. Logistics is an interdisciplinary area across business processes and functions, engineering, global views and sustainability. As lifelong learning appears a new norm and it is difficult for HEIs to provide a programme with both sufficient focus on foundational skills as well as topical expertise, students and practitioners can turn to MOOCs for complementary instruction. This study presents a data collected from 198 logistics-themed MOOCs across four major platforms (edX, Coursera, FutureLearn and Udemy) to evaluate the topical availability across main areas of direct logistics expertise. Regardless of relative abundance, the study suggests both thematic gaps and criticism of MOOC development priorities. The study allows to argue against feasibility of compiling a full online programme of MOOCs, lack of linkages and of coherent design. Within current paradigm, MOOCs shall remain complementary not a substitute to college programme experience.

Niine, T., Córdova, M., Cantoni, F., Küttim, M., Learning logistics from MOOCs: an ample teaching cacophony, Paper, in 8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’22), (Valencia - Spain, 14-17 June 2022), Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia - Spain 2022: 857-864. http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAD22.2022.15652 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/210583]

Learning logistics from MOOCs: an ample teaching cacophony

Cantoni, Franca;
2022

Abstract

MOOC landscape is evolving, also boosted by distance-learning necessity of recent health crises. Logistics is an interdisciplinary area across business processes and functions, engineering, global views and sustainability. As lifelong learning appears a new norm and it is difficult for HEIs to provide a programme with both sufficient focus on foundational skills as well as topical expertise, students and practitioners can turn to MOOCs for complementary instruction. This study presents a data collected from 198 logistics-themed MOOCs across four major platforms (edX, Coursera, FutureLearn and Udemy) to evaluate the topical availability across main areas of direct logistics expertise. Regardless of relative abundance, the study suggests both thematic gaps and criticism of MOOC development priorities. The study allows to argue against feasibility of compiling a full online programme of MOOCs, lack of linkages and of coherent design. Within current paradigm, MOOCs shall remain complementary not a substitute to college programme experience.
Inglese
8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’22)
8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’22)
Valencia - Spain
Paper
14-giu-2022
17-giu-2022
Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València
Niine, T., Córdova, M., Cantoni, F., Küttim, M., Learning logistics from MOOCs: an ample teaching cacophony, Paper, in 8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’22), (Valencia - Spain, 14-17 June 2022), Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia - Spain 2022: 857-864. http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAD22.2022.15652 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/210583]
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