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Mooc

  1. 1. MOOC
  2. 2. CONTENT • What is a MOOC • History of MOOC • Characteristics of MOOC • Types of MOOCs • Field of my interest of study • Topics I would like to persue in future MOOC experience
  3. 3. What does MOOC stand for? • M - Massive • O - Open • O - Online • C - Course
  4. 4. What is a MOOC? A MOOC is an online course that has unlimited participation and open access via the website. Anyone with an internet can attend for free. These classes are aimed at expanding a university’s reach from thousand of tuition paying students to a million students. Although MOOCs don’t always offer academic credits, they provide education that may enable certification, employment or further studies.
  5. 5. Characteristics of a MOOC • Allows content online delivery to any person who wants to take a course • Free courses that are online • Has no limit to attendance • Has materials like videos, readings and problem sets that students can use for them to learn effectively
  6. 6. History of MOOC • First MOOC was offered in 2008 at the University of Manitoba • Distributive nature of Stephen Downes and George Siemens • CCKO8 course • First MOOCs emerged from OER (Open Educational Resources) movement • Term came up with Dave Cormier
  7. 7. Types of MOOCs
  8. 8. CMOOCs Connectivist MOOC. This is a MOOC designed for connectivity learners built by George Siemens.
  9. 9. XMOOC Developed out of the OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources
  10. 10. Field of interest I want to create a Life Sciences MOOC where I can give students a platform to learn and for them to educate themselves with topics regarding Life Sciences.
  11. 11. Topics I would like to persue in future with MOOC • Genetics • Evolution • Environmental studies • Micro organisms

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