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A Comparative Study of Online Courseware in UK, USA and India: A Systematic Literature Review

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3 First page : ( 179) Last page : ( 206) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00031.2

A Comparative Study of Online Courseware in UK, USA and India: A Systematic Literature Review

Aslam Sana*, Dr. Sonkar Sharad Kumar** *Research Scholar, DLIS, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India **Associate Professor, DLIS, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India Abstract As online courseware continues to grow in the country, learners are getting help from educational programmes in their studies. This work provides a systematic literature review of online courseware across several fields. The goal is to investigate the current status of online courses in the UK, the USA and India. This paper present the systematic categorization of online courseware based on a structured, systematic review and thematic content analysis of the available literature. Several studies have been conducted to compare face-to-face instruction against online courseware in order to analyse which format gives the best learning outcomes. The review focuses on characteristics that influence learning experiences in online courseware, with a great emphasis on professional education and teacher training. The research methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis are used in the study. According to the findings of the research papers included in the review, the UK has published a greater number of scopus indexed papers, while the US and India have published a greater number of peer-reviewed indexed papers. The study discovered that thematic research type analysis methods are more used in the UK and the US, but descriptive methods are more commonly used in India. The review of 20 publications which are available in open access platform were randomly selected from each country. The total 60 publications were reviewed which were published between 2000 and 2021, is based on systematic database searches undertaken in July 2021. The study findings were that most of the studies that were indexed in the scopus publication were conducted in the UK in comparison to other countries. The quality of literature was also good in the UK compared to the other selected countries. Keywords Online Courseware, Literature Review, Descriptive analysis, USA, UK and India.

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