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  • 1. MOOCs Massive Online Open Courses
  • 2. Content • What is MOOC? • Purpose of MOOC • Brief history of MOOCs • Types of MOOCs • Advantages and disadvantages of MOOCs • Field of interest • conclusion
  • 3. What is MOOC Online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. It provides interaction and create a community for student, professors and teaching assistance.
  • 4. MOOC is a course not just an online course it is a way to connect and collaborate while developing digital skills and way of engaging in the learning process.
  • 5. Purpose of MOOC MOOCs have different purposes some MOOC are created based on the idea of democratizing education and developing social well-being. MOOC also aims at improving specific online skills, aims at increasing access to high education, decreases cost and facilitate the teaching and learning process.
  • 6. Brief history of MOOC • It is through networks that the learning experience can generate an interesting experiences. This leads to the raise of MOOCs. Did you know that the first one was introduced in 2008 and it was called ‘Connectivism and Connective Knowledge/2008’ (CCK8), created by educators Stephen Downes and George Siemens. Building off a for-credit course at the University of Manitoba, Canada, this was the first class designed behind the acronym of ‘MOOC’ and used many different ways to engage students with the topic including Facebook groups, Wiki pages, blogs, forums and other resources.
  • 7. Types of MOOC •C-MOOC And •X-MOOC
  • 8. Advantages and Disadvantages of MOOC Advantages • It is free • Learning is informal and at student’s own pace of learning • Computer and internet access are only resources needed nothing much • Students can share work, critique others and receive feedback. Provide online interaction amongst student Disadvantages • X -MOOCs involve costs, sometimes not important • Limited real-world engagement • Technical problems • Academic dishonesty are likely to happen • Students must be accountable for their own work
  • 9. Field of interest • Life Sciences • Under the topic: Digestive system • genetics • Meiosis • Reproductive system • Evolution •
  • 10. References • http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/purpose-and-quality-of- moocs/ accessed on 19/02/2014 • http://www.veletsianos.com/2012/07/11/the-purpose-of-a-mooc-google- and-societal-well-being/ Accessed on 20/02/2014 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course Accessed on 20/02/2014