Wipada Panichpathom is from Thailand and holds a Master Degree in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She has an academic background in International Studies, with a focus on international history, negotiation, peace-building and conflict resolution as well as education in developing countries. Coming from a developing country, she is specifically interested in issues such as pedagogical methods and quality of education in developing countries, especially in the Southeast Asia region.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a new learning phenomenon in the world of higher education and digital technology. Especially for developing countries, they are portrayed as a great opportunity for free education, boosting the employability of a young generation. But can MOOCs really be a great equalizer?