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Using Online IT-Industry Courses in Computer Sciences Specialists’ Training


Artem Yurchenko, Marina Drushlyak, Stanislav Sapozhnykov, Alina Teplytska, Larysa Koroliova and Olena Semenikhina


Vol. 21  No. 11  pp. 97-104


.The authors provide characteristics of the open educational platforms, classification and quantitative analysis regarding the availability of IT courses, teaching language, thematic directions on the following platforms: Coursera, EdX, Udemy, MIT Open Course Ware, OpenLearn, Intuit, Prometheus, UoPeople, Open Learning Initiative, Open University of Maidan (OUM). The quantitative analysis results are structured and visualized by tables and diagrams. The authors propose to use open educational resources (teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows free use, adaptation, and distribution) for organization of independent work; for organization of distance or correspondence training; for professional development of teachers; for possibility and expediency of author’s methods dissemination in the development of their own courses and promoting them on open platforms. Post-project activities are considered in comparing the courses content of one thematic direction, as well as studying the experience of their attending on different platforms.


online learning; online courses; distance education; non-formal and informal education; digital technologies.