:async: Building an Online Learning Ecosystem From MOOCs in Taiwan

Author: Wei-I Lee
Institution: National Chiao Tung University
Country: Taiwan

Topic: Applications of Open Education Practices/Open Pedagogy/Open Education Research
Sector: Higher Education
UNESCO Area of Focus: Sustainable OER
Session Format: Presentation


After the explosive growth of MOOCs in 2012, National Chiao Tung University, NCTU, launched the first MOOC platform, ewant (www.ewant.org), in Taiwan in 2013. Until June 2020, ewant has officially collaborated with roughly 90 universities from Taiwan and offered more than 1,800 courses from these universities, making it the most important MOOC platform in Taiwan. Though the MOOC movement in Taiwan is very successful, it is realized very soon that whether it can sustain really depends on the development of a more completed online learning ecosystem. Such an ecosystem should include not only open education, but also widely-spread adoptions of online learnings in universities, enterprises, vocational trainings, and even high schools. This presentation will show how ewant platform, based on its success on MOOCs, start to promote utilization of these MOOCs in universities as credited courses, in companies as on-job trainings, in senior high schools as AP courses, and etc. A new movement, termed Sharing Education Taiwan (SET) , is then gradually gaining momentum.


MOOC, online learning ecosystem, open education sustainability

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