Policy implications and recommendations


MOOCs can provide access to quality learning opportunities at low costs. Governments and institutions must consider investing in MOOCs to democratise education for all.

Capacity Building

Harness MOOCs to provide new ways to offer opportunities at scale for capacity building, education and skills development.


Foster innovative uses of available and appropriate technologies, such as mobile devices, to deliver MOOCs.


The richness of MOOCs derives from their being essentially an Internet-based technology. To improve learning outcomes, governments and institutions should promote the use of the alternative pedagogical approaches enabled by MOOC technology.


Integrate MOOCs within national quality assurance frameworks to enable the recognition and accreditation of qualifications.


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