Trends and Opportunities in Online Learning, MOOCs, and Cloud-Based Tools

  • Vanessa ChangEmail author
  • Christian Gütl
  • Martin Ebner
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


Online learning, in particular massive open online courses (MOOCs) and cloud-based tools, is on the move. This chapter takes a deeper look at opportunities and possibilities that might be provided to K-12 education through these emerging tools. The chapter summarizes experiences, case studies, and examples that illustrate where technology-enhanced learning is heading.


Online Learning MOOCs Cloud-Based Tools K-12 learning and teaching Cloud services Technology-enhanced learning 



This chapter has been partly supported by the MOOC Maker Project, and findings, in particular on cloud-based learning, have been incorporated in this work. Graz University of Technology and Curtin University of Technology are gratefully acknowledged for supporting the research visits of Christian Gütl to support this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Curtin Learning and TeachingCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia
  2. 2.Institute for Interactive Systems and Data ScienceGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  3. 3.Educational Technology and Institute for Interactive Systems and Data ScienceGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

Section editors and affiliations

  • David Gibson
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Ogata
    • 2
  1. 1.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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