Analysis of the MOOC Capabilities for Student Training in the Humanities




higher education, distance learning, MOOC, training in the humanities


The article provides a quantitative analysis of the online courses which can be used for student training in the humanities. It is noted that the development of in-formation society influenced the ways of educational activities organization, the process of obtaining new knowledge and competency formation. Under the con-ditions when online education, blended and distance learning are considerably relevant, massive open online courses are an effective tool for learning and self-development. It was found that training in the humanities plays an important role in personal development of the future specialist. It involves the development of social competence, communication culture, leadership skills, as well as skills of conflict avoidance, teamwork, etc. The effectiveness of training in the humanities is influenced by active teaching methods, interactive technologies, and various means of information and communication technologies. The authors analyzed both the English-language (Coursera, Udemy, Edx) and Ukrainian-language (Prometheus, EdEra, OUM) online platforms. The article provides a quantitative analysis of online courses according to various directions in the humanities on each of the platforms. As of October 2021, we identified 4,769 free and fee-paying courses. The largest number of online courses for training in the humani-ties is presented on the Udemy platform (4,295 courses), the smallest number – on all Ukrainian-language platforms together (45 courses).

Author Biographies

Sergii Sharov, Dmytro Motornyi Tavria State Agrotechnological University

PhD of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate professor, Associate professor of Department of Computer Sciences

Oksana Filatova, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding

Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Social Studies and Humanities

Valentyna Biliatska, Dnipro University of Technology

Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor of Philology and Language Communication Department

Nadia Yankova, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Doctor of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor of Department of History of Ukrainian Literature




How to Cite

Sharov, S., Filatova, O., Biliatska, V., & Yankova, N. (2021). Analysis of the MOOC Capabilities for Student Training in the Humanities. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 16(22), pp. 113–128.