Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Soft Power of Massive Open Online Courses: New Age of Digital Diplomacy

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences. 2016 9 (7)
Bukhtoyarov, Mikhail S.
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Bukhtoyarov, Mikhail S.:Siberian Federal University 79 Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk, 660041, Russia; E-mail:
MOOC; digital diplomacy; soft power; knowledge dissemination

The article addresses the issue of massive open online courses (MOOCs) which are based on the topics of humanities, social sciences and liberal arts. MOOCs developers promote them as the means of open and accessible education. Such courses target at the global audience and they can be efficient in dissemination of knowledge worldwide. Such courses have the capability of becoming a powerful tool for the emerging digital diplomacy. MOOCs can significantly increase the soft power of a political actor: state or non-state

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