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MOOC’S
CONNECTING LEARNERS
Content
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Table of content

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What is a MOOC?

3.

Why use MOOC?

4.

History of MOOC

5.

Types of MOOC’s available

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What is a MOOC?
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It stands for Massive Open Online Course

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MOOC is a model for delivering learning content online
to ...
MOOC
M- Massive
-connectivity through the use of internet with different
people.
 O- Open
-leaners or students interact w...
SUCCESS
Why use MOOC’S

ORIENT

DECLARE

FOCUS

• worldwide
• communication

• Network
• Cluster

• learn
• interact
Continues…
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Helps leaners to exchange knowledge

o

Offers plenty of opportunities to share ideas

o

Increases options ...
History of MOOC(its origin)


Originated as open online course’s(OOC’s) using web technologies
to present an open educati...
Types of MOOC’s available
C-Moocs and X-Moocs
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C-MOOCS- The term C-MOOC refers to a MOOC
designed to emphasize connectin...
Pros and Cons of MOOCS
Advantages
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Designed to ensure students keepup
Offers interesting business
opportunities...
Field of interest
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ECONOMICS

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Topic- Demand and Supply are topics I would like to pursue

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Learners would be able d...
References
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Carr, N. (2012, September 27). The crisis in higher education. MIT
Technology Review. Retrieved from
http://...
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  1. 1. MOOC’S CONNECTING LEARNERS
  2. 2. Content 1. Table of content 2. What is a MOOC? 3. Why use MOOC? 4. History of MOOC 5. Types of MOOC’s available 6. Advantages and disadvantages of MOOC 7. Field of interest 8. References
  3. 3. What is a MOOC?  It stands for Massive Open Online Course  MOOC is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit to attendance.  It is a course aimed at unlimited participation and open access through the internet  MOOC’s are typically provided by higher education institution often in partnership with organizers such as Udacity, though some MOOC’s are being offered directly by a university.
  4. 4. MOOC M- Massive -connectivity through the use of internet with different people.  O- Open -leaners or students interact with others freely  O- Online -course is taken with others completely online  C- Course -a MOOC deals with different topics but only covers one 
  5. 5. SUCCESS
  6. 6. Why use MOOC’S ORIENT DECLARE FOCUS • worldwide • communication • Network • Cluster • learn • interact
  7. 7. Continues… o Helps leaners to exchange knowledge o Offers plenty of opportunities to share ideas o Increases options for accessibility o Increases potential of student engagement o Lifelong opportunities are being expanded
  8. 8. History of MOOC(its origin)  Originated as open online course’s(OOC’s) using web technologies to present an open education experience online  2008: 2,200 people signed up for Siemens and Downes’ Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course and it was the first MOOC presented at the University of Manitoba  2011: the University of Illinois’ not-for-credit course had 2,700 participants  In May 2012, Harvard and MIT launched the non-profit, edX, with the University of California at Berkeley joining soon after.  Also in 2012, the for-profit company Coursera was founded by Stanford professors Koller and Ng (Carr, 2012).
  9. 9. Types of MOOC’s available C-Moocs and X-Moocs  C-MOOCS- The term C-MOOC refers to a MOOC designed to emphasize connecting learners. C-MOOC stands for Connectivist MOOC. C-MOOCs are built upon the idea and platform originally envisioned by George Siemens.  X-MOOCS-X-MOOCs have their background in the rise of open course ware
  10. 10. Pros and Cons of MOOCS Advantages     Designed to ensure students keepup Offers interesting business opportunities Allow teachers to make the most of classroom time in blended classes Creates a dynamic archive Disadvantages  Makes discussion a challenge  Make it easier for students to drop out  Students must learn to be responsible for their own learning  It involves costs
  11. 11. Field of interest  ECONOMICS  Topic- Demand and Supply are topics I would like to pursue  Learners would be able demonstrate the graphs online such as knowing the reasons why the Demand or Supply curve shifts to the left or right  My learners will be able to watch lectures, read assigned material, participate in online discussions and forums, and complete quizzes and tests on the course material or Economics  I will use X-MOOC because students will be able to watch the video of the topics I have mentioned above and they will participate and exchange ideas with other learners.
  12. 12. References  Carr, N. (2012, September 27). The crisis in higher education. MIT Technology Review. Retrieved from http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/429376/the-crisisin-higher-education/  Rodriguez, C. O. (2012). MOOCs and the AI-Stanford like courses: Two successful and distinct course formats for massive open online courses. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ982976.pdf Done by: B.E Mazibuko 201281434
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