The research observatory on the massive online open courses: MOOCSERVATORIO®


  • Antonio Hilario Martín Padilla Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Eloy López Meneses Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • César Bernal Bravo Universidad de Almería
  • Esteban Vázquez Cano Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).


Higher education, Educational innovation, MOOC, Digital Observatory.


The new modality of expansion of knowledge (MOOCs), the Massive, Open and Online Courses, which are part of the new educational contexts of most international prestigious universities, can be considered as a dymanic curricular element in the biotic ecosystems of educational institutions, limited in time and space and frequently reserved for social elites. In this way, it will be possible to transcend to new ubiquitous, connective, informal, and horizontal learning scenarios that facilitate the digital inclusion of the most disadvantaged people. Currently, the extraordinary increase in the educational offer of MOOC courses could lead, in most cases, to students’ disorientation. In this sense, the object of this article is to justify the need to design and elaborate a research observatory on MOOCs: MOOCservatorio®, in order to expand scientific knowledge and social empowerment.


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Martín Padilla, A. H., López Meneses, E., Bernal Bravo, C., & Vázquez Cano, E. (2018). The research observatory on the massive online open courses: MOOCSERVATORIO®. IJERI: International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation, (10), 27–50. Retrieved from




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