Identifying the Essentials of Corporate MOOCs’ Application to the Leading Organizations

Farshideh Fathi Hafshejani, Hossein Zeinalipour*, Martin Ebner, Ali Akbar Shikhi Fini, Kourosh Fathi Vajargah, Esmaeil Jafari

*Corresponding author for this work

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The purpose of this study is to identify the essentials of corporate
MOOCs’ application to leading organizations. This basic research was conducted
using a qualitative research synthesis technique. The statistical population
includes documents retrieved by searching the Persian and Latin web databases
(n=165) using a criterion sampling method (2013–2020). A total of 73 sources
were selected. Theoretical saturation of themes was reached by the 48th sample.
In order to collect data, the library research method was used. The collected data
were then analyzed using a thematic analysis technique. Finally, to validate the
proposed model, a total of 6 experts in different fields were selected using a
purposive sampling method, and they approved the final model after modifica-
tions. Based on the research findings, the essentials identified include the main
personal, educational, and organizational themes. Clarification of the logic
behind and reason for learning is among the essentials in designing and for-
mulating any learning from virtual training (e-learning). This is of paramount
importance, especially in learning based on corporate MOOCs as an innovation
and transformation toward training and improving human resources. This logic
prevents the possible resistance of managers and officials and even the organi-
zations and corporations’ staff themselves to learning using corporate MOOCs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-159
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2023


  • corporate MOOC
  • education
  • human resources
  • leading organizations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Education

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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