Survey of Awareness of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) – a Case of International Black Sea University Students, Georgia

  • Taisia Muzafarova International Black Sea University
  • Erdogan Kaya
Keywords: Distance Education, Massive Online Course, Open Source Platform, MOOC, Technology, Online, IBSU


This article examines the awareness and application of distance education among the students at the International Black Sea
University (IBSU, Georgia). It suggests the way of risk-free exploration of the Massive Online Courses within the university
curricula or outside of the institutional program. We employed the quantitative method to gather the data from IBSU bachelor
students; the data was analyzed by SPSS 17.0 software. The findings suggest that technology must be used more efficiently
for educational purposes, and instructors should help students to improve their computer skills. Digital literacy will promote
lifelong learning and motivate students’ self-development.

Author Biography

Taisia Muzafarova, International Black Sea University


Faculty of Education and Humanities 

Research Assistant