2. LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT
2002:MIT OpenCourseWare project was formed
2004:Stephan Downes and George Siemens develop
theory of Connectivism, “ the thesis that knowledge
is distributed across a network of connections, and
therefor that learning consists of the ability to
construct and traverse those networks (Downes, 2012,
3. LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT
2008: The Earliest MOOC was presented at the
University of Manitoba with 2200 learners.
2010: Dave Cormier videos about MOOC’s was added
2011: MOOC for college prep skills helped freshmen
to prepare for college requirements.
4. LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT
2012: Hardvard’s first MOOC had 370,000 registered students
2012: Coursera launches from Stanford: offers the first
2012: In the New York Times they called 2012 “ The Year of
the MOOC” pappano.
2013: xMOOCs and the cMoocs was to numerous to count
5. WHAT IS A MOOC?
A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for providing
learning content online to any person who wants to take a course,
with no restrain on attendance.
6. WHAT IS A MOOC?
MASSIVE: Using the internet to connect on a
OPEN: It is open to everyone, no charge
ONLINE: Not face to face
COURSE : Learning units, covers single topics
7. WHAT I UNDERSTAND ABOUT
The courses are usually 4 to 14 weeks in length
You don’t get credit only certificates
They are free to join
Open entry, don’t need requirements
Given by a couple of institutions as well as top universities
They are taught through a couple of short videos with student
8. WHAT I UNDERSTAND ABOUT
Students will also submit papers and be given small quizzes
They offer access to online discussions and resources
Virtual Learning Environment is not the centre of the course.
MOOCs uses a variety of social media and online tools
It is Learner- centred.
MOOCs offer knowledge without borders which is a great advantage for
many, and the absolute numbers are impressive. In fact there has been an
exponential growth in the number of MOOC providers.
9. WHAT IS YOUR FIELD OF
10. WHAT KIND OF TOPICS
WOULD I LIKE TO PURSUE IN MY FUTURE MOOC
7 Things you should know about MOOCs. (2011, November). Retrieved February 20,
2014, from Educause: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7078.pdf
Cormier, D. (2010, December 8). What is a MOOC? Retrieved February 20, 2014,
from Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc
Downes, S. (2010). The MOOC Guide. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from
Pappano, L. (2012, November 2). The year of the MOOC. Retrieved February 20,
2014, from New York Times education life: