 What is a MOOC?
 Massive – Uses the Internet to connect with
others on a global scale
 Open – No charge for students
...
Mooc is an online learning community
for students which learning offers
opportunities to share ideas, exchange
knowledge,...
 Learning takes place in a form of
interaction, questioning, searching for
information, and discussing new
discoveries
 ...
 MOOCs are built on the characteristics of
massiveness, openness, and a connectivist
Philosophy
 Massiveness. MOOCs easi...
Connectivism : taken from connectivist
philosophy, Connectivism values autonomy,
diversity, openness, and interactivity
(R...
 the fast growing use of technologies
and online spaces which enables a
major flow of information. Students,
professors a...
 Moocs where developed for the learners
who self-organize their participation
according to learning goals, prior
knowledg...
 The first Mooc had 2200 participants
signed up for it, in 2008 by Siemens and
Downes
 A while after that many universit...
 A few years later the University of Illinois’
not-for-credit course with 2,700
participants in 2011 had enrolled.
 the ...
 George Siemens & Stephen
Downes develop theory of
Connectivism “
the thesis that knowledge is
distributed across a netw...
 Increased options for accessibility,
 Increased potential for student
engagement,
 Expanded lifelong learning opportun...
 Moocs are seven to fourteen weeks long
 Self motivation and commitment
 individual instruction,
 student performance ...
 Today hundreds and hundreds of
MOOCs exist in the internet.
 This is due to interest of students in
participating and b...
 There are two types of Moocs: cMOOC
& xMOOC
 cMOOCs- stress the theory of
connectivism,the students engagement
on the o...
 xMOOCs- are taken from cMOOCs with
an addition of new institutions like
coursera and edX introduced in 2012 to
helps to ...
• Autonomy: students decide how much
to participate
• Diversity: students come from all
backgrounds, different countries, ...
 Openness: MOOCs should be free or of
such low cost that nearly anyone can
participate
 • Interactivity: Chats, social n...
 Operational management
 businesses today include operations in
all their departments, me being involved
in operations m...
 Learners must explain the theory of O.M
 View O.M as an enabler for
organisational strategy
 Understand sequence and p...
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  1. 1.  What is a MOOC?  Massive – Uses the Internet to connect with others on a global scale  Open – No charge for students  Online– Learning together in digital modes  Courses– A MOOC Covers a single topic
  2. 2. Mooc is an online learning community for students which learning offers opportunities to share ideas, exchange knowledge, and work in collaborative teams.
  3. 3.  Learning takes place in a form of interaction, questioning, searching for information, and discussing new discoveries  Diversity of learners in the community bring fresh experiences from their varied backgrounds ( different contries)
  4. 4.  MOOCs are built on the characteristics of massiveness, openness, and a connectivist Philosophy  Massiveness. MOOCs easily accommodate large numbers of students, around the globe. Any one can engage easily accessible  Openness. Openness involves several key concepts: software, registration, curriculum, and assessment; communication including interaction, collaboration, and sharing; and learning Environment
  5. 5. Connectivism : taken from connectivist philosophy, Connectivism values autonomy, diversity, openness, and interactivity (Rodriguez, 2012) Stresses the need for connectedness in the course through diverse opinion, students interections, similar interest and engagement in content
  6. 6.  the fast growing use of technologies and online spaces which enables a major flow of information. Students, professors and teachers have an opportunity to exchange knowledge, conduct research and interact with others online.
  7. 7.  Moocs where developed for the learners who self-organize their participation according to learning goals, prior knowledge and skills, and common interest
  8. 8.  The first Mooc had 2200 participants signed up for it, in 2008 by Siemens and Downes  A while after that many universities adopted it with new innovative strategies to improve learning
  9. 9.  A few years later the University of Illinois’ not-for-credit course with 2,700 participants in 2011 had enrolled.  the following year in 2012 Thrun and Norvig’s Artificial Intelligence course (CS221) with 160,000 students enrolled from 190 countries (Carr, 2012; Rodriguez, 2012).
  10. 10.  George Siemens & Stephen Downes develop theory of Connectivism “ the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks” (Downes, 2012)
  11. 11.  Increased options for accessibility,  Increased potential for student engagement,  Expanded lifelong learning opportunities  Free flow of information  low cost or free  No prerequisite, requirements for entry  Online resources is used
  12. 12.  Moocs are seven to fourteen weeks long  Self motivation and commitment  individual instruction,  student performance assessment,  No physical structures  And no human facilitator/mediator
  13. 13.  Today hundreds and hundreds of MOOCs exist in the internet.  This is due to interest of students in participating and being responsible for their own learning. MOOC empowers self education.
  14. 14.  There are two types of Moocs: cMOOC & xMOOC  cMOOCs- stress the theory of connectivism,the students engagement on the online community, exchanging of knowledge by online tools and applications softwares. Participants using the network may extract new methods and diverse opinions for other members.
  15. 15.  xMOOCs- are taken from cMOOCs with an addition of new institutions like coursera and edX introduced in 2012 to helps to prepare one for collage requirements.
  16. 16. • Autonomy: students decide how much to participate • Diversity: students come from all backgrounds, different countries, different experiences
  17. 17.  Openness: MOOCs should be free or of such low cost that nearly anyone can participate  • Interactivity: Chats, social networking, video meetings, collaboration
  18. 18.  Operational management  businesses today include operations in all their departments, me being involved in operations management course will equip me with the necessary skills and knowledge to fit in any business operations department  Course outcomes are:
  19. 19.  Learners must explain the theory of O.M  View O.M as an enabler for organisational strategy  Understand sequence and processes of O.M.  Illustrate objectives & organisational value  Understand characteristics of O.M  Manage operetions in an organisation.
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