Student Satisfaction with the Massive Open Online Course Application (MOOC) in Sichuan University, China
Chai Ching Tan
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The globalization of higher education has become an unavoidable tendency of higher education development in today's society. The advancement of information technology has generated a new model of learning that transcends time and location, and the methods and channels for acquiring knowledge have fundamentally changed. Many countries urge residents to continue their education throughout their lives to keep their knowledge current and adapt to changing circumstances. Accordingly, the number of adult lifelong learners has substantially increased. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are still in their early stages of developing into mainstream of online education, with many areas needing improvement. It is simply too early to predict if MOOCs will revolutionize higher education. This study investigates and analyzes college students' appraisal and satisfaction with MOOCs using a questionnaire-based survey. Results reveal that students' overall satisfaction with the MOOC arranged in practical courses is relatively high.