The current paper features some aspects of online courses in higher professional and supplementary professional education. Online courses have recently become popular and are already considered as a sufficiently effective tool in specialist training. According to the analysis performed, the method, for all its attractiveness and novelty, has a number of significant shortcomings that make it difficult to use it in the Russian education, such as non-compliance with training standards, complexity of managed education, difficulties in monitoring the achievements of trainees and monitoring their effectiveness, high costs at the stage of implementation and development. There are several areas of activity that could at least partially solve the identified problems: methodically substantiated and gradual integration of existing training programs and online courses, systematic and consistent training of pedagogical staff and technical specialists capable of providing professional development of such content, creating joint online courses in various formats, implementation of network interaction of educational organizations, able to integrate existing resourses to solve these problems.
onlayn-kursy, dopolnitel'noe professional'noe obrazovaniya, informacionno-kommunikacionnye tehnologii, professional'noe obrazovanie, elektronnoe obuchenie, massovye otkrytye kursy, online courses, additional vocational education, information and communication technologies, vocational education, e-learning, mass open courses, online courses, additional vocational education, information and communication technologies, vocational education, e-learning, mass open courses