Possibilities and Considerations for MOOCs in the Training and Development of Public Sector in Taiwan

Translated Titles





陳姿伶(Chen, Tzy-Ling);黃朝曦(Huang, Chao-His);藍毓莉(Lan, Yu-Li)

Key Words

Massive Open Online Courses ; MOOCs ; Training and development ; Public sector ; Online learning ; 巨型線上開放課程 ; 磨課師 ; 人力訓練與發展 ; 公部門 ; 線上學習



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

115期(2016 / 12 / 31)

Page #

1 - 11

Content Language


Chinese Abstract

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become pervasively popular with education and training fields throughout the world. To keep up with open education and e-learning fads, government specialists in charge of talent development need system changes to come up with a more adaptive, efficient and effective lifelong learning strategy to meet all public servants' professional development needs. This paper draws on research findings from both a review of the literature related to MOOCs development in various contexts and analyses of interviews with experts specialized in public sector training and e-learning to explore possibilities for MOOCs in the training and development of government employees in Taiwan. In addition, key issues required of consideration while incorporating MOOCs into the existing training and development system of public sector are addressed.

English Abstract


Topic Category 社會科學 > 教育學
  1. Lin, S. T. (2015). The investment of Taiwan Delta Corporate aims to develop open online courses. Retrieved July 2, 2015, from http://physical.tcfsh.tc.edu.tw/article_detail.asp?caid=1&pcid=1&id=196
  2. Ministry of Education, Taiwan. (2013). A new e-learning era: A comprehensive plan of promoting and developing e-learning. Retrieved July 1, 2015, from http://amaaa.nsysu.edu.tw/ezfiles/258/1258/img/1547/149103737.pdf
  3. Overton, L., & Dixon, G. (2014). In-focus report: Using MOOCs to transform traditional training. Retrieved September 25, 2016, from http://www.we-conect.com/cms/media/uploads/events/874/dokumente/imc_-_Towards_Maturity_In_Focus_2014.pdf
  4. Chen, T. L.(2014).Exploring e-learning effectiveness perceptions of local government staff based on the diffusion of Innovations model.Administration & Society,46(4),450-466.
  5. Chen, T. L.(2016).Insight into the use of MOOCs in human resource training of public sector.Personnel Monthly,370,27-37.
  6. Dillahunt, T.,Wang, Z.,Teasley, S. D.(2014).Democratizing higher education: Exploring MOOC use among those who cannot afford a formal education.International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning,15(5),177-196.
  7. Dodson, M. E.,Kitburi, K.,Berge, Z. L.(2015).Possibilities for MOOCs in corporate training and development.Performance Improvement,54(10),14-21.
  8. Fourrage, L.(2015).Cracking the successful corporate MOOC.Training,52(2),50.
  9. Khosrow-Pour, M.(Ed.)(2017).Encyclopedia of information science and technology.Hershey, PA:IGI Golbal.
  10. Lucas, H.(2014).Disrupting and transforming the university.Communications of the ACM,57(10),32-35.
  11. Nath, A.,Karmakar, A.,Karmakar, T.(2014).MOOCs impact in higher education institution: A pilot study in Indian context.International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications,4(7),156-163.
  12. Neuendorf, K. A.(2002).The content analysis guidebook.Thousand Oaks, CA:Sage.
  13. Olsson, U.(2016).Open courses and MOOCs as professional development: Is openness a hindrance?.Education + Training,58(2),229-243.
  14. Sanchez-Gordon, S.,Calle-Jimenez, T.,Luján-Mora, S.(2015).Relevance of MOOCs for training of public sector employees: Enrollment, completion and web accessibility challenges.14th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET 2015),Caparica, Portugal:
  15. Savino, D. M.(2014).The impact of MOOCs on human resource training and development.Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice,14(3),59-64.
  16. Spector, J. M.(2014).Remarks on MOOCS and mini-MOOCS.Educational Technology Research and Development,62(3),385-392.
  17. Sreeleakha, P.,Manikandan, N.(2015).The way forward with MOOCs: Professional development perspectives.American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences,11(1),29-32.
  18. Stephens, M.(2013).MOOCs for LIS professional development: Exploring new transformative learning environments and roles.Internet Learning,2(2),71-88.
  19. Stephens, M.,Jones, K. M. L.(2014).MOOCs as LIS professional development platforms: Evaluating and refining SJSU's first not-for-credit MOOC.Journal of Education for Library and Information Science,55(4),345-361.
  20. Vardi, M. Y.(2012).Will moocs destroy academia?.Communications of the ACM,55(11),5.
  21. Ye, C.,Biswas, G.(2014).Early prediction of student dropout and performance in MOOCs using higher granularity temporal information.Journal of Learning Analytics,1(3),169-172.