Background & History of MOOC’s What is a MOOC? Background MOOCs are topic based and Information is at the support network learning fingertips Participants all over the Internet plays a vital role in world daily activities Discussion conducted via MOOC’s introduced about any online media 4 years ago Outcome determined by The first course - involvement and “Connectivism and participation Connective Knowledge” No credit or certificate Presented to 25 paying students and 2 300 students
Benefits & Disadvantages of MOOC’s Benefits Disadvantages 1. Learning at your own 1. Requires more time convenience and commitment 2. Learning is directed 2. More freedom than by your own interest you can handle 3. Learning is vastly less 3. Easy to procrastinate expensive
Success in a MOOC1. Orient yourself2. Declare yourself3. Network4. Cluster5. Focus
Challenges in a MOOC Accreditation not guaranteed Technical skills required Time and Effort Information - Everywhere
Current implementation of MOOC MITx Coursera Harvard Extension School
Future impact MOOC has on:1. Higher Education Broader audience Better informed students Tertiary institutions will have to follow Challenge in Africa2. Labour Market Unskilled work force Improve productivity Private sector and Tertiary institutions - Accreditation
Research conducted by our group: Questionnaire findings Questionnaire was sent to 105 people. – 35 returned Target group: 27 years and 5 years work experience 23 degrees, 2 certificates and 10 diplomas 7% familiar with MOOC’s and 1.5% participated Internet use: 43% -Entertainment & Social & 29% - Educational 57% indicated that MOOC’s will make a contribution in reducing South Africa’s unskilled labour force 97% indicated that MOOC’s or online learning is the way of the future
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