MOOCS and Entrepreneurship Development: A Comparative Study on Bangladesh and Indonesia Perspective

MOHAMMAD MERAZ AHMED, KHONDOKER MOKADDEM HOSSAIN

Abstract


The purpose of the study was to explore the importance of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for entrepreneurship development in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The study also explored perception of faculty members of Bangladesh Open University (BOU) and Universitas Terbuka (UT), entrepreneurship development experts and tertiary level students of BOU and UT about MOOCs for entrepreneurship development. Data were collected from primary and secondary sources. 56 faculty members of BOU and UT, 4 entrepreneurship development experts, and 146 tertiary level students of BOU and UT were selected as respondents. These respondents were selected by using purposive sampling technique from different administrative divisions of Bangladesh and Indonesia. The data collection tools were survey questionnaire, focus group discussions (FGDs) and personal interviews. Data were analysed using SPSS software. The findings revealed that BOU had already developed their own LMS for delivering online programs like eM.Ed, eB.Ed and MOOCs. On the other hand, UT had online program as well as MOOCs. Policy recommendation of this study could provide strategic approach for effective use of MOOCs for entrepreneurship development purpose in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Keywords


MOOCs, Entrepreneurship Development, Online LearningText


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/ICEdDE2019/33696

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