MOOCS
MASSIVE
OPEN
ONLINE
COURSE
CONTENT
oWHAT IS A MOOC?
oHISTORY OF MOOCS
oCHARACTERISTICS OF MOOCS
oTYPES OF MOOCS
oFIELD OF INTEREST IN STUDY OF
MOOCS?
WHAT IS A
MOOC?

MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE IS AN ONLINE COURSE AIMED AT UNLIMITED
PARTICIPATION AND OPEN ACCESS VIA THE W...
HISTORY OF MOOCS?
The idea that there is knowledge to be taken advantage of within networks
inspired Canadian educator Geo...
CHARACTERISTICS
OF A MOOC?

• MOOCS HAVE EASY ACCESSIBLE CONTENT ONLINE DELIEVERY IN ANY FIELD
OF INTEREST.
• COURSES ARE ...
TYPES OF MOOCS….

•CMOOCS
•XMOOCS
CMOOC:
CONNECTIVIST MOOC
• Connectivist MOOC is based on the idea that learning happens within a network,
where learners u...
XMOOC:
• xMOOC usually has one or more higher education colleges
or schools behind it, and, in some cases, a for-profit
co...
FIELD OF STUDY OF
INTEREST IN MOOCS?
TOPICS INTERESTED IN
ON MOOCS??

•HUMAN REPRODUCTION
•GENETICS
•MOLECULES OF LIFE
•ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
FIELD OF STUDY
DONE BY:
KHANYISILE
MASIKANE
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Moocs

  1. 1. MOOCS
  2. 2. MASSIVE
  3. 3. OPEN
  4. 4. ONLINE
  5. 5. COURSE
  6. 6. CONTENT oWHAT IS A MOOC? oHISTORY OF MOOCS oCHARACTERISTICS OF MOOCS oTYPES OF MOOCS oFIELD OF INTEREST IN STUDY OF MOOCS?
  7. 7. WHAT IS A MOOC? MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE IS AN ONLINE COURSE AIMED AT UNLIMITED PARTICIPATION AND OPEN ACCESS VIA THE WEB. MOOCS ALSO KNOWN AS ONLINE COURSES PROVIDES INTERACTIVE USER FORA THAT HELPS BUILD A COMMUNITY FOR STUDENTS, PROFESSORS AND TEACHING MATERIALS. MOOCS CAN BE SEEN AS A FORM OF DISTANCE LEARNING THAT ARE CHANGING EDUCATION AS WE KNOW IT. A MOOC is a course in two important senses. First of all, it has assignments and evaluations built in the way that a college class has assignments and exams. Most MOOCs have quizzes along the way and exams at the end, but more subjective assignments, such as written essays or creative projects, are also possible.
  8. 8. HISTORY OF MOOCS? The idea that there is knowledge to be taken advantage of within networks inspired Canadian educator George Siemens to develop a theory called Connectivism that could explain changes in education after the popularization of technology inside and outside classrooms. Using this theory, Siemens partnered with Stephen Downes to develop a new format of online course that is open for anyone interested. GEORGE SIEMENS
  9. 9. CHARACTERISTICS OF A MOOC? • MOOCS HAVE EASY ACCESSIBLE CONTENT ONLINE DELIEVERY IN ANY FIELD OF INTEREST. • COURSES ARE FREE AN ONLINE, AND REQUIRES ONE TO BE NA ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THEIR FIELD OF INTEREST OF STUDY. • PROVIDES RESOURCE MATERIALS RANGING FROM VIDEOS, READINGS AND PROBLEM SETS TO FACILITATE LEARNING EFFECTIVELY.
  10. 10. TYPES OF MOOCS…. •CMOOCS •XMOOCS
  11. 11. CMOOC: CONNECTIVIST MOOC • Connectivist MOOC is based on the idea that learning happens within a network, where learners use digital platforms such as blogs and social media platforms to make connections with content, learning communities and other learners to create and construct knowledge. • Within a cMOOC, learners are encouraged (though not required) to contribute actively, using these digital platforms. Participants’ contributions in form of blog posts, tweets etc. are aggregated by course organizers and shared with all participants via daily email or newsletter. • cMOOC are also not typically sponsored or funded by higher education institutions but are organized by individuals with a passion for a specific content area. Organizers commit their time to create a framework for learning where participants from all over the world can connect share, contribute, collaborate to learn and expand their network professionally and personally. cMOOC are also open and flexible, responsive to needs of its participants which can provide a tailored learning experience
  12. 12. XMOOC: • xMOOC usually has one or more higher education colleges or schools behind it, and, in some cases, a for-profit company. A great deal of money is required to develop video and other course content in a MOOC and to operate the platform. Funds are provided either by the institution, by private investors
  13. 13. FIELD OF STUDY OF INTEREST IN MOOCS?
  14. 14. TOPICS INTERESTED IN ON MOOCS?? •HUMAN REPRODUCTION •GENETICS •MOLECULES OF LIFE •ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  15. 15. FIELD OF STUDY
  16. 16. DONE BY: KHANYISILE MASIKANE

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