Sam Goundar

RMIT University

Professor Dr. Sam Goundar is an international academic, having taught at twelve different universities in ten different countries. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies (IJBC), International Journal of Fog Computing (IJFC), International Journal of Creative Computing (IJCrC), and International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC). He is the associate editor of Tsinghua Science and Technology and guest editor of the Special Issue on 'Digital Banking and Financial Technology,” Journal of Risk and Financial Management (JRFM). He is also on the editorial review board of more than twenty high-impact factor journals. Dr. Goundar has 126 publications in journals and book chapters to his credit. He has also written and edited twenty books.

Sam Goundar

2books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Sam Goundar

The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) educational model has opened access to education by being affordable, removing geographical barriers, and enabling ubiquitous learning. Now, a potential student can study courses from anywhere in the world, is not required to travel to campus, and can study whenever they want. Because of less overheads on offering MOOCs and economies of scale, the courses do not cost much. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid advances were made in technology, platforms, and networks so that learners could continue studying online. This is the “new normal” of learning and there is no going back. This book looks at the technology, networks, and platforms that enable MOOCs. Is online learning a good substitute for face-to-face learning? We address the concerns, concepts, context, and implications in this book. Learning on your own has many challenges. This book looks at the pedagogical practices that we can apply to overcome these challenges and obtain a successful and satisfying teaching and learning experience.

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Massive Open Online Courses - Current P... Edited by Sam Goundar

Massive Open Online Courses - Current Practice and Future Trends

Edited by Sam Goundar