MOOCs as a contemporary form of self-education and professional development Cover Image

Kursy typu MOOC jako nowoczesna forma samokształcenia oraz doskonalenia zawodowego
MOOCs as a contemporary form of self-education and professional development

Author(s): Agnieszka Kościńska, Agnieszka M. Sendur
Subject(s): Education, Foreign languages learning, Language acquisition, Adult Education, Distance learning / e-learning
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: MOOCs; e-learning; language education; competencies; self-education
Summary/Abstract: Changes in the contemporary educational landscape that result both from the requirements of the labour market and the possibilities of accessing knowledge through information and communication technologies make participation in MOOC courses increasingly popular. MOOCs offer numerous advantages. Being held only in virtual space, they are available without time or place restrictions. Most of them are free of charge. Moreover, they are related to many different scientific disciplines, and their authors represent recognized scientific circles. If prepared properly, MOOCs can become an effective tool for developing professional and key competencies of their participants. The aim of this article is to present the extent to which MOOCs can support two parties that are engaged in the didactic process – foreign language learners and their teachers. In order to introduce the concept of MOOC courses, the article also includes a brief description of the main theories underlying e-learning as well as the development of MOOCs, their classifications and selected course proposals in the field of language teaching.

  • Page Range: 135-154
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish