1st Summary on MOOC Usage Survey

Assalam and hi all,

1st, I would like to thank all that took part in “Survey MOOC Usage“. I was wishing for a lot more responded and hoping there will be more participant will take part in the near future. The online form will be kept active until I manage achieved the target numbers of respondents. From now, there is a total of 26 respondents and I would like to share some data and findings that I have at the moment.

Out of 26, the education level of respondents was categories into 3 level;

PhD 12
Master 12
Degree 2


Next, when asked what MOOC platform they used, most of them are using OpenLearning, follow by Coursera and others. For information, most of the respondents are from Malaysian universities specifically UTeM where OpenLearning is the official MOOC platform they used (there is a possibility for platform change in 2020). Coursera in another hand, also have lots of users which make it interesting to explore more on their features and content.

OpenLearning 14
edX 4
Coursera 10
Udemy 4
FutureLearn 2
Stanford Online 3
Open 2 Study 1
Cognitive Class 4



Then, I get feedback from the responded, to give reasons why they choose and use particular MOOC platform? and these are some of the response;

Government Policy & Guidelines
Have been set by university management, but probably to switch to another platform in the near future
University policy
Presence of large corporations and their courses Edx – Microsoft, Coursera  – Google, IBM, etc.
We can take our own time to go through the courses. And some offer free courses
Courses available/offered at the platform
No choice, as that was the teaching platform given by the teacher in a training session.
The platform has been set up by university (Pusat Sumber & Teknologi Pengajaran (PSTP) UTeM) under MOOC initiative.
I didn’t choose the platform. I choose particular courses which happened to be provided by Coursera. The course is designed by the module designer awarded by Unesco which UCL, UL, and DI adapted. It was part of my initial Ph.D. study. The course and the designer’s credibility is the main reason.
Because the course offer is a professional course with cheap price
Due to available facilities
Student-centered learning and flipped classroom
learn new things
The university chose this.
It was what the university chose for MOOC platform
Learning, teaching & Audit
Instruction from top management
edX and Coursera: Top University affiliations gave direct credit to the courses. However, Udemy was the only one I worked on the most as I paid for it and the content seemed more thorough.
1. Early-stage Openlearning free.

2. Openlearning has all the modules we want.

Because the templates used are accessible to those using assistive technologies such as screen readers and text to speech. It also offers authors the chance to add alt tags to images, transcripts, and captions for videos, etc.
Free online learning &certification


Based on the feedback comment, a few key points that we can see are;

  • Government and university policy plat role on how MOOC been used by universities.
  • Quality of the course offered (offered by a professional or well-known instructor/university)
  • Availability and cost-effective


There is also feedback (from lecturer/educator) where some of them did not use MOOC in their teaching and learning. I don’t want to give any conclusion on MOOC usage particularly in Malaysia, yet as I will need more data to ensure the study reflect the Malaysian Higher Learning Institution as overall.

Once again, thank you for those that took part and please share the survey form as we need more input. Thank you.