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The MOOC: Challenges and Opportunities from a Pedagogical View

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Soumaya El Emrani, Ali El Merzouqi, Mohamed Khaldi

Soumaya El Emrani, Ali El Merzouqi and Mohamed Khaldi. The MOOC: Challenges and Opportunities from a Pedagogical View. International Journal of Computer Applications 162(9):25-29, March 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Soumaya El Emrani and Ali El Merzouqi and Mohamed Khaldi},
	title = {The MOOC: Challenges and Opportunities from a Pedagogical View},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {March 2017},
	volume = {162},
	number = {9},
	month = {Mar},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {25-29},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017913359},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


For many years, E-Learning with its multiple forms, has begun to be an indispensable tool in the world of access to knowledge. The MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) as a new one of these learning modes has emerged as a new revolution with rich opportunities, especially for university students. Nonetheless, despite its various developments, MOOC has faced several challenges and constraints.

In this article, the authors try to highlight the opportunities as well as challenges that the MOOC has experienced, especially on the pedagogical level, considering its inadequacy in what concerns the needs and preferences of each individual learner. This is why they propose a new approach that can provide a MOOC that is adaptive according to each learner’s profile.


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Adaptative cMOOC, Learning Styles, Learner’s profile