massive open online course (MOOC) is a
model for delivering learning content online
to any person who wants to take a course,
with no limit on attendance.
.........is a free Web-based distance
learning program that is designed for the
geographically dispersed students.
According to Stephen downes:2008, from the
University of Prince Edward Island...
Massive-Student numbers can be 100,000+
Open -Study any course, anywhere at anytime
Online -As opposed face to face or blended
Course -Learning unit in an academic Subject
MOOCs can answer and provide data
for developing World institution to review
their teaching and learning practices fro
better qualities and outcomes.
Siemens and Stephen Downes
develop theory of Connectivism,”the thesis
that knowledge is distributed across a network
of connections and learning therefore consists
of the ability to construct and traverse those
networks ( Downes, 2012)
2002:MIT OpenCourseWare project formed
2008:First MOOC presented at the University of
Manitoba with-2200 registrants
2008:Khan academy starts (actually in 2006)
2010:Daive Cormier video about MOOCs added on
2011:MOOcs for college skills helps freshmen
prepare for college requirements(cormier,2011)
2012: New York Times calls 2012 “The year of
2013:cMOOCs and xMOOCs too numerous to
with instructors or coaches that
can help them master the content.
• Teachers ,Lectures or any person that is able to
use the internet or have an access to social
media and networks.
can recognize the advantages of MOOCs, as it a
benefit to the teachers life in any several challenges exist.
•The concept of openness as any learner can take part in
classroom activities as individual being able to interact with
the other fellow students especially when it a diverse learning
field of interest is IsiZulu (Mother tongue)
and Life orientation, I will use Moocs to
expand or increase my Knowledge , This
online open education will make things
easier for me as a Language teacher,
specifically in Poetry and literature as it
seemed as a most challenging part of
language teaching and learning for students
in our days. I totally believe that it will make
an impact to everyone who’s in the same
grade or class as my pupils who will receiving
learning throughout the Moocs.