Leveraging Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Increased Access and Quality Education in Nigeria


The rising demand for higher education across the educational landscape at different contexts has made it increasingly necessary for research into innovative ideas that could transform the higher educational system for increased access and opportunities to acquire quality and affordable education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are recent ‘disruptive’ additions in higher education, over the last few years researchers have propounded MOOCs potential to provide and increase access to quality education to an almost infinite number of people regardless of location, space and time. Although, MOOCs is not devoid of limitations, this paper argues that it’s affordances and immense potentials for scalability and flexibility makes it the appropriate tool for the 21st-century transformation of the higher education system, especially in mitigating the challenges of enrollment into the Nigerian university education system.

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Abdullahi Abubakar Yunusa, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Irfan Naufal Umar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
James Ussher, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

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Conference: ACEID2020
Stream: Higher education

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To cite this article:
Yunusa A., Umar I., & Ussher J. (2020) Leveraging Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Increased Access and Quality Education in Nigeria ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2020 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2020.9
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2020.9

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