Internet Technologies in Distance Education
Keywords:distance learning, Internet technologies, massive open online courses (MOOCs), е-learning
In modern education, a new format of distance learning is developing more and more rapidly - massive open online courses (MOOCs), this is especially important in times of quarantines and remote learning. The aim of the research is to study the attitude of teachers and students to MOOCs and their readiness to implement this practice in the educational process. 2145 students and 1050 teachers of higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation voluntarily took part in the study. The analysis of the survey data was made in the STATISTICA system. It has been found that more than 30% of respondents have an idea of MOOCs. It has also been determined that 31% of students and 28% of teachers are positive about the introduction of MOOCs in the educational process of universities. In addition, it has been determined that 31% of students and 23% of teachers plan to take MOOCs. Overall, the survey results showed a fairly good acceptance of MOOCs by respondents. From this, it can be concluded that in the near future, taking into account the reorganization of the educational process, MOOCs may become a worthy alternative to traditional education. It is for this that the results of this study can be used by the administration of the universities that have taken part in the survey, in order to further inform students and teachers about MOOCs. There is also a need to reorganize, revise, implement and provide an opportunity for students to study through such a form of distance learning as MOOCs.
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