Knowledge Sharing author, Haitham El-Ghareeb, posits that universities and learning institutions that ignore the importance of Third Platform in e-Learning ecosystem will face tough sustainability challenges. Third Platform will certainly bring new players to the e-Learning ecosystem, open new opportunities, and present significant challenges to learning institutions.
In this Knowledge Sharing article, Haitham discusses:
• The e-Learning ecosystem benefits, challenges, and evolution
• Third Platform components and how they map to the e-Learning ecosystem
• Benefits of adopting Third Platform in e-Learning ecosystem to both e-learning services’ providers and consumers
• Availability of MOOCs and how Third Platform has enabled its success
The article concludes by addressing some of the future trends of Third Platform in the e-learning ecosystem that include research towards smarter universities based on fast and real time big data analytics, utilization of recommender systems, cloud services discovery, and other research trends.