Cyber security MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) can enable lifelong learning and increase the cyber security competence of experts and citizens. This paper contributes with a review of existing cyber security MOOCs and MOOC quality assurance frameworks. It then presents quality criteria, which we elicited for evaluating whether cyber security MOOCs are worthy to be awarded with a quality seal. Finally, an exemplary evaluation of six selected European MOOCs is presented to exercise the quality seal awarding process. Additionally, the evaluation revealed that criteria for assuring privacy, ethics, meeting professional expectations and openness were on average not clearly met.
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Matthias Beckerle, Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Antonio Ruiz Martínez, Karo Saharinen, Antonio Skarmeta, Pierantonia Sterlini
This work was funded by the European Commission’s H2020 Programme under the Grant Agreement Number 830929.
This research is funded by the Cyber Security Network of Competence Centres for Europe (CyberSec4Europe) project of the Horizon 2020 SU-ICT-03-2018 program.