Important use of moocs in teaching and learning.
Provide clear, explicit communication about exactly what
students need to do to succeed in the course.
Deliver information consistently each week.
Help students build a supportive learning community. Make
sure the online forum is used well to offer a place for students
to connect, construct, and make meaning.
Purpose of MOOCs.
Is to increase access to higher
To reduce costs and reinvigorate
teaching and learning.
To improve learning and teaching.
Types of MOOCs
Designed as massive
Open education and use
open educational resources
Encourage a diversity of
Convened on a designed
Built their content within the
course platform and it is
Briefly history of moocs
In 2008, Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander came
with the idea of MOOC to describe a particular model
of online course.
It is developed by canadian academics Stephen
Downes and George Siemens.
open educational resources movement
Their course was based on connectivist principles.
In 2011, MOOCs entered the wider public consciousness.
In 2013, wikipedia noted that there are two features to a
MOOC that contrast it with established university course
Field of interest
From the foundation of mathematics apply maths games to engage
learners to next step of their future.
Areas of interests
Sequence and series
Universities UK (2013), ‘Massive Open Online Courses: Higher education’s
digital moment?’ http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/highereducation/Pages/
MOOCsHigherEducationDigitalMoment.aspx. Accessed 20/06/2013 20.
Yuan, L and Powell, S (2013), ‘MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for
Higher Education’ http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/2013/667. Accessed
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