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  • 1. Professional Studies 3A 201125991
  • 2. •They are free, open cases and online higher education courses. •They use different online resources such as videos &message boards to capitalise classes by encouraging peer learning networks.
  • 3. •MOOC’s enable students to access high quality academic content and an opportunity to engage with a wider audience. •They can help meet the demand for long career education through low-cost and flexible delivery.
  • 4. MOOC’s continue… •MOOC’s offer a chance for many people, wherever and whoever they are, to follow courses led by distinguished scholars and to connect with a community of likeminded fellow learners globally. • Access to the courses is free, thus, academics & institutions are able to communicate with diverse people.
  • 5. Other paid-for services e.g. career services or tuition support services. •By diversifying learning pathways MOOC’s may help to expand the opportunities for institutions to offer rounded developmental education.
  • 6. •These developments are part of a change in attitude towards online spaces across our lives. They help us from: banking & retail, media & publishing , to online friendship & social networking
  • 7. •Increased access to the web and new digital technologies have reshaped many areas of life from: broadcasting & publishing to social relations The introduction of 3G & 4G networks increased mobile connections.
  • 8. •Mobile connectivity devices e.g. tablets, smart phones, is increasing in emergency economies, including China.
  • 9. cMOOC- courses based more closely on the original ‘connectivist’ distributed peer learning model e.g. MOOC, connectivism & connective knowledge. xMOOC- courses are structured around more conventional lecture formats e.g. Coursera, edX & Udacity.
  • 10. 1. Coursera: offers over 300 courses from a range of subjects including Life Sciences and Biology (25 courses).
  • 11. 1. Futurelearn: it aims to deliver an engaging & entertaining learning experience & allows people to fit learning into and around their everyday lives.
  • 12. •Enrolment on MOOC’s continues to grow as the number of courses & institutions offering xMOOC’s in particular has increased from 20000 to 60000 initial registrations.
  • 13. MY FIELD OF INTEREST •LIFE SCIENCE •Genetics is definitely a topic to pursue in MOOC’s because it is modern and it uses advanced technology to find out data and for data collection e.g. Gel electrophoresis & DNA profiling.
  • 14. THE END!

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