The attitude of students and teachers towards MOOC usage for their academic and professional development: A comparative study of two case study sites

Keywords: massive open online course, MOOC;, career development, professional development, technology-enhanced learning


The massive open online course (MOOC) and online learning concepts have received a lot of attention from educational stakeholders all around the world as a result of COVID-19. Initial studies demonstrated that people may use MOOCs as a tool for academic and professional advancement. This micro-study was conducted at two adjacent national higher educational institutions (HEIs) in India as case study sites (CSS) to learn more about the attitude of the students and faculties there. The research strategy used for the study was a mixed-method approach. To collect data, a tool that was created by the researchers was used. There was a type of atypical relationship between the institutions and the professionals. Comparing CSS2 students and CSS1 teachers to their peers from other institutions, it was discovered that they both displayed more optimistic attitude. The attitude of all four groups were discovered to be favorable. The study served as an example of some educational ramifications in the neighborhoods.

Received: 9 June 2022
Accepted: 15 April 2023


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Author Biographies

Suman Kalyan Panja, Assam University, India

He is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, Assam University, Silchar, 788011, Assam, India. He completed his Ph. D. in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta in 2012. Recently, he submitted his thesis to Assam University, Silchar for the degree of Ph.D. in Education. His multidisciplinary area of research interest includes MOOC, technology-enhanced learning, higher education, professional development, science education and chemistry.

Atanu Banerjee, LN Mithila University, India

PhD, is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Zoology in the Department of Zoology, LN Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar, India. His area of research interest includes zoological research and statistical analysis.

Kamal Krishna De, Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, India

PhD, has a vast experience in academics and administrative affairs. He remained the former Professor of Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, 711 202, West Bengal, India. His main area of research interest includes the quantitative analysis of educational research, and statistics in education.

Ajay Kumar Singh, Assam University, India

PhD, is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Education, Assam University, Silchar, 788011, Assam, India. His key area of research interest includes quantitative research in education, professional development, and science education.


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How to Cite
Panja, Suman Kalyan, Atanu Banerjee, Kamal Krishna De, and Ajay Kumar Singh. 2023. “The Attitude of Students and Teachers towards MOOC Usage for Their Academic and Professional Development: A Comparative Study of Two Case Study Sites”. Tuning Journal for Higher Education 10 (2), 245-70.