MOOC in Latin America: Implementation and Lessons Learned

  • Rocael Hernández Rizzardini
  • Christian Gütl
  • Vanessa Chang
  • Miguel Morales
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


A critical review on MOOCs is provided in this paper. A discussion on the different types of MOOCs and the design of a MOOC learning experience in South America forms the basis of this paper. The MOOC presented utilized cloud-based tools for deployment of the learning activities. Findings on usability, emotional and motivation aspects from 143 participants who had completed the MOOC course are discussed in this paper. Restrictions to pre-selected cloud-based tools and communication channels as well as guidance provided to the participants revealed positive learners’ attitudes on usability, emotional and motivation aspects.


Massive open online course CMOOC XMOOC Cloud-based tools Collaborative learning 



This paper is part of research collaboration resulting from visiting academic activities of Professor Christian Gütl at the School of Information Systems. The visits were supported and sponsored by School of Information Systems and Curtin Business School, Curtin University, and Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM) at Graz University of Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rocael Hernández Rizzardini
    • 1
  • Christian Gütl
    • 2
    • 3
  • Vanessa Chang
    • 3
  • Miguel Morales
    • 1
  1. 1.GES DepartmentGalileo UniversityGuatemala CityGuatemala
  2. 2.IICMGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  3. 3.School of Information SystemsCurtin UniversityPerthWestern Australia

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