Most of the literature and reports on MOOC students’ profiles show that they usually are highly educated learners, who participate in a MOOC looking for specializations. See, for example, a recent study by Dillahunt et al (2014), which analyzes the comparison of the results of six courses in Coursera, shows that MOOCs are primarily taken by people with high level degrees and now financial constraints to access education.
This data indicates that MOOCs are, somehow, use as a content for well-educated lifelong learners. However, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed :
Main points about MMOC:
-Open online vocational learning essential for youth employment and addressing skills gaps in Europe
-qMOOC : qualifications and skills construction through authentic tasks & e-portfolios in an open, transparent process
-Next frontier : a theoretically-driven, motivational framework on MOOCs design
-Social 3d Virtual Immersive Environments, Virtual & Augmented Reality applications very promising for flexible vocational training