As an important catalyst for development, evolution, and transformation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is sharping both developed and emerging areas in the world for years. While the world is embracing the era of Internet, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) enables students, especially from emerging economies to attend cutting edge courses from elite universities for free. However, even lots of attention was paid towards the status quo of MOOCs, very little research was conducted on the factors that could affect the adoption of MOOCs among students. On the other hand, we argue that MOOCs could be an important factor that make effect to the development, especially among emerging area. This research-in-progress paper illustrates a theoretical model on the adoption of MOOCs based on the UTAUT model. Future research will be conducted to further understand and verify the model.
Xiong, Jie; Tripathi, Abhishek; Nguyen, Cuong; and Najjar, Lotfollah, "Information and Communication Technology for Development: Evidence from MOOCs Adoption" (2014). MWAIS 2014 Proceedings. 5.