The mooc explained

225 views
180 views

Published on

This is the presentation of what the mooc mean to me

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
225
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The mooc explained

  1. 1. THAPELO EDOM 201131099 THE MOOC EXPLAINED
  2. 2. WHAT IS THE MOOC? • THE MOOC IS AN ACRONYM FOR ‘MASSIVE OPEN ON LINE COURSE’. • IT’S A COURSE THAT IS DELIVERED ONLINE • THE COURSE IS ALSO OPEN TO ANYONE IN THE WORLD • THIS MEANS THERE IS MASSIVE ENROLLMENT • AND SO FAR ALMOST ALL MOOC’S ARE FREE
  3. 3. HOW ARE MOOC’S DELIVERED? • MOOC’S CAN BE DELIVERED ON ANY OPEN PLATFORM OR A SPECIFICALLY BUILT PLATFORM • THE REQUIREMENT OF THE PLATFORM IS THAT IT MUST BE ACCESSIBLE ON THE COMPUTER OR ANY BROWSER • MOOC’S CAN PRESENTED IN FORMS OF MIXTURE OF VIDEO, SLIDES, INTERNET LINKS AND HANDOUTS • MOOC’S ALSO HAVE RECOMMENDED TEXTS
  4. 4. WHO IS THE TARGET MARKET OF MOOCS • THE TYPICAL TARGET MARKET FOR MOOCS IS LITERALLY EVERYONE • ANYONE WHO HAS ACCESS TO A COMPUTER CAN ENROLL IN A COURSE • PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE TAKING PART • IT IS A WAY OF FREE QUALITY EDUCATION TO LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES • THE TALENT AND COMMITMENT OF THE LECTURER IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL MOOC
  5. 5. WHAT IS THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF THE MOOC • THIS DEPENDS ON HOW GOOD THE COURSE IS AND HOW WELL IT IS DELIVERED • IT ALSO DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH EFFORT THE STUDENT PUTS INTO LEARNING • IT’S RELATIVELY EASY TO CONDUCT ASSESSMENTS FOR SCIENCE-BASED COURSES THAT HAVE ‘OBJECTIVELY’ CORRECT ANSWERS • ASSESSMENT OF MORE SUBJECTIVE MATERIAL (SUCH AS THAT COMMONLY FOUND IN THE HUMANITIES) IS MORE DIFFICULT TO CONDUCT.
  6. 6. DO MOOCS OFFER ANY QUALIFICATIONS? • MOOCS DO NOT OFFER RECOGNIZED QUALIFICATIONS • THEY ARE NOT SUBSTITUTES FOR OTHER KINDS OF COURSES • THEY ARE USEFUL IN HELPING YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUBJECT AREA YOU WANT TO STUDY • THEY BUILD SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL BE USEFUL FOR YOUR CAREER
  7. 7. WHAT CAN I STUDY? • FROM PUBLIC SPEAKING TO MEDICAL NEUROSCIENCE IS OFFERED BY MOOCS NATIONWIDE • MANY ARE INTRODUCTORY COURSES AND DON'T REQUIRE ANY EXISTING KNOWLEDGE, BUT OTHERS WILL REQUIRE BACKGROUND SKILLS - ESPECIALLY MATHS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES • KEEP IN MIND THAT COURSES RUN AT A SPECIFIC TIME, SO YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE FOR THE COURSE YOU WANT TO COME UP.
  8. 8. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO STUDY IN A MOOC? • MOOC FORMATS MAY DIFFER FROM ONE PLATFORM TO ANOTHER • THEY USUALLY OFFER DISCUSSION FORUMS, QUIZZES, PEER GRADING EXERCISES, EXAMS AND READINGS TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE CONTENT. • ADDITIONALLY, STUDENTS ARE INSPIRED TO CREATE STUDY GROUPS AND NETWORKS ONLINE
  9. 9. HOW DO I TAKE PART IN A MOOC? • SIGNING UP IS SIMPLE - YOU JUST NEED TO REGISTER ON THE PROVIDER'S WEBSITE • WHEN YOU ENROLL IN A MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE AND CHECK THE FORUM, YOU’LL SEE THAT THE FLEXIBILITY OF MOOCS ATTRACTS A HUGE VARIETY OF STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT AGES, NATIONALITIES, BACKGROUNDS, ABILITIES, INTERESTS AND ENGLISH- LANGUAGE LITERACY
  10. 10. ANY QUESTIONS • E-MAIL TEEDOM941@GMAIL.COM
  11. 11. REFERENCES • BATES, T. (2013) HARVARD’S CURRENT THINKING ON MOOCS, HTTP://TINYURL.COM/A2UH86Z • EDUCAUSE, (2012), WHAT CAMPUS LEADERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOOCS, HTTP://TINYURL.COM/C7GQJ65 • MEYER, R. (2012). WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TEACH A MOOC (AND WHAT THE HECK’S A MOOC?), HTTP://TINYURL.COM/CDFVVQY • WIKIPEDIA, (2012), MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE, HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/MASSIVE_OPEN_ONLINE_COURSE • WILEY, D. (2012), THE MOOC MISNOMER, HTTP://OPENCONTENT.ORG/BLOG/ARCHIVES/2436

×