Challenges for International and Multilingual MOOCs: Experiences with the Information Literacy Online (ILO) learning service


The development of Open Educational Resources and especially of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is a huge trend. Open Educational Resources lower barriers to education and have the potential to improve access to knowledge for many people. However, MOOCs are often not available in many languages and English dominates the online offers. In this paper, we report the development of a MOOC for Information Literacy, which will be available in several languages in parallel. First, we report on the development of the content for the MOOC. The creation of a learning resource in several languages poses several practical, technological and cultural challenges. The awareness about the issues facilitates the design of such offers.