Case Study on Using MOOC Materials in a Small Private Online Course

  • Whai-En ChenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 620)


In National Ilan University, we utilize Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as the courseware in a Small Private Online Course (SPOC). In this paper, we share the experience that how we manage and operate the SPOC course for the students in a part-time master program. We identify that the MOOCs can provide good learning materials. In addition, the teacher and TA pay lots of efforts on the courses such as answering the student’s questions and online discussion. The students in the SPOC obtain better achievements than the students who complete the MOOCs.


E-learning Online test MOOC SPOC 


  1. 1.
    The NIU E-learning website.
  2. 2.
    The ShareCourse website.
  3. 3.
    Brown, B.: Online Testing, Is It Fair?

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Ilan UniversityYilan CityTaiwan, ROC

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