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dc.contributor.authorMercier, Jean-Roger
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-07T12:55:05Z
dc.date.available2015-06-07T12:55:05Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn2311-1550
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/865
dc.description.abstractA small team of independent entrepreneurs has developed two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), in French, on sustainable development that attracted, respectively, 250+ and 150+ participants. This article describes the original intentions and formats of the MOOCs as well as their actual performance. With little publicity, the courses revealed strong buy-in by the participants and resulted in both a high percentage of completion and degree of satisfaction. In conclusion, the author estimates that MOOCs have the potential to provide the impetus needed in initial and vocational training to respond to the challenges of capacity development, highlighted in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and in reflections on Africa like the “Madavo Report” (2005) on capacity buidling in Africa.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCommonwealth of Learningen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Learning for Development;vol. 1, no. 2
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0en_US
dc.source.urihttp://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/63
dc.subjecteLearningen_US
dc.subjectMassive Open Online Courses (MOOC)en_US
dc.titleExploring the Potential of Online Courses to Develop Capacity for Sustainable Developmenten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
col.regionAfricaen_US


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