MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN
• WHAT IS MOOC?
• HISTORY OF MOOC
• COST OF USING MOOC
• ADVANTAGES AND DISADAVATAGES
• ITS RELEVANCE TO HIGH SCHOOL
Massive Open Online course is an online course aimed at unlimited
participation and open access via the web.
Is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to
take a course, with no limit on attendance.
In 2004 George Siemens and Stephen Downes developed the theory of
After 4 years (2008) the first MOOC was presented by David Cornier at the
University of Manitaba
In 2010 David Cornier started posting videos of MOOC to YouTube
In 2011 MOOC was used as a tool to assist first year student in college
And then in 2012 Harvard University registered 370 00 students to MOOC
and then other institution saw it’s importance hence it became even more
By 2013 MOOC became a world wide essential tool for assisting student
COST OF USING MOOC
The cost of using MOOC is absolutely FREE, there are no charges for accessing
it. Though one might be obliged to pay for the internet access, for assistance
(IT personnel) or probably pay a small fee at an institution where proper
guidance will be provided.
PRO AND CONS OF MOOC
It’s for free
You move on your own pace
xMOOC involves costs which are
Provide a platform for people to
share ideas and have critique
Great instructors without high
fees like those of institutions
No face to face interaction
ITS RELEVANCE TO HIGH SCHOOL
Necessary for learner engagement
Provides a platform where teachers and learners can share knowledge in an
Assist learners to do their work collectively as a group which contributes to
them passing their subjects
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