Digital Entrepreneurship Education - The Role of MOOCs

Stefan Vorbach*, Elisabeth Maria Poandl, Ines Korajman

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Digital entrepreneurship has gained more attention in theory and practice in recent years. Among other forms of digital entrepreneurship education, MOOCs (mas-sive open online courses) are one of the strongest trends and influence the content and flow of teaching and learning. The paper contributes to a better understanding of the necessary skills, opportunities and risks arising from the use of MOOCs as a new way of teaching entrepreneurship. It empirically examines challenges and drivers for the use of MOOCs as a novel pedagogical concept. The results show that a lack of self-discipline to complete a MOOC and a lack of interaction with others are the main obstacles compared to lectures with compulsory univer-sity attendance. However, the results also show that MOOCs are flexible in time and space and can thus facilitate the accessibility of education, especially entre-preneurial education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-111
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Pedagogy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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