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Moo cs (2)

  1. 1. WHAT IS MOOCS MOOCs stands for: M: Massive O: Open O: Online C: Courses
  2. 2. WHAT IS MOOCs  MOOC is a course offered online and is aimed at exposing any individual who has access to internet to learn in a collaborative and interactive way.  It is aimed at supporting a limitless number of participants-massive  MOOCs are like distance education e.g. anyone across the globe can participate in the course for freeopen online
  3. 3. What is MOOCs  Anyone who is computer literate and willing to participate in MOOCs is allowed to do so.  Good news: no entry requirements, e.g. its not important whether you have a matric certificate or degree  However, it is different from traditional learning because sometimes there is no instructor when learning takes place.  Thus; participant create their own content and share knowledge amongst themselves-it becomes chaotic in this sense.
  4. 4. What is MOOCs  MOOCs reinforce lifelong learning.  Encourages critical thinking amongst participants  MOOCs are sometimes offered by elite universities to assist in accomplishing their mission.  Students, professors, teachers and knowledge experts are often stakeholders in MOOCs.
  5. 5. What is MOOCs  MOOCs require participants to be responsible for their own learning; self-regulation  Needs computer/technology/digital literacy  No accreditation (except when one has to pay to be accredited by a university that offers the course)  Participants learn at own pace thus its not compulsory for one to complete-therefore dropout rate is too high
  6. 6. First MOOC was launched by educators Stephen Downes and George Siemens It was called ‘ Connectivism and Connective Knowledge/ 2008’(2008) 2,200 people registered  2008 Two professors from university of Stanford namely Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig introduced another MOOC for free It was called ‘Introduction to Artificial Intelligence’.  2012 Open university built its own MOOC called Futurelearn featuring universities from UK EdX 2013 Coursera 160 000 people registered
  7. 7. MOOCs xMOOCs Teachercentered Content-based cMOOCs Connectivism Learnercentered
  8. 8. xMOOCs cMOOCs  Behaviorist approach  Connectivist approach  Traditional leaningdiscussions , lectures, assignments  Peer learning  Higher education schools/colleges  Coursera and EdX  Discussion forums  Individuals, Academics, Non-profits  Disruptive  Participants create own content
  9. 9. My expected MOOCs experience  Area of interest: Teaching and learning  Topics: Biology, Psychology, Constructive teaching  I have evaluated a few MOOCs that I would like to participate in this semester,  e.g. Constructive classroom conversation and Foundations of Teaching and learning: being a teacher.  Some of the courses will be valuable in my teaching practices.
  10. 10. Possible courses for me!  Constructive Classroom Conversation( Secondary) (SA) is offered by Stanford University.  It commence on 6 March  Duration: 29 weeks  Foundation of Teaching for learning 2. Being a teacher (SA)  It commences on March 17  Duration: 7 weeks
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