Massive Open Online Courses on Health and Medicine: Review

Tharindu Rekha Liyanagunawardena & Shirley Ann Williams
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(8):e191

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become immensely popular in a short span of time. However, there is very little research exploring MOOCs in the discipline of health and medicine. The authors aim to provide a review of MOOCs related to health and medicine offered by various MOOC platforms in 2013, by analyzing and comparing the various offerings, their target audience, typical length of course, and credentials offered. They also discuss opportunities and challenges presented by MOOCs in health and medicine.

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