Students Used a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in higher education of Arab Countries (AC)
Nasser Alalwan

1Nasser Alalwan*, Computer Science Department, Community College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Corresponding Author.
Manuscript received on 06 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 14 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 3795-3800 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C5441098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C5441.098319
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Abstract: A systematic literature review of 124 studies considering the usage of Massive Online Courses (MOOCs) in higher education of Arab Countries (AC) from 2013 to 2020 is presented in this research. The aim of the research is to provide a broad and systematic literature review regarding MOOCs used among universities’ students. Therefore, based on certain areas, such as, research methods, year of publication, journal, country, type of respondents and author, studies of using MOOCs for educational purposes were analyzed. A great portion of the findings is for the utilization of quantitative and survey research methods with a percentage of 78%, 13% is for the qualitative research methods and 9% for the mixed methods. As shown by the findings, the interest on the topic has increased in the past few years which also indicate that this particular topic will be of great importance for the academic researches to come. Nevertheless, in order to promote and improve the use of (MOOCs) for educational purposes, it is of great significance that the coming studies utilize an extensive utilization of theoretical and methodological approaches like the qualitative methods to inspect the factors which will urge the students to utilize (MOOCs).
Index Terms: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Higher Education, Systematic Literature Review, Arab Countries (AC)

Scope of the Article:
Online Learning Systems