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  1. 1. MOSHOBANE M AUBREY PROF STUDIES 3 TOPIC:ABOUT MOOCS(MASSIVE ONLINE COURSES)
  2. 2.  A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC; English pronunciation: /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web and it works like MAGIC. WHAT MOOC IS ALL ABOUT
  3. 3. . The first MOOCs emerged from the open educational resources (OER) movement.The term MOOC was coined in 2008 by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island and Senior Research Fellow Bryan Alexander of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education in response to a course called Connectivism and Connective Knowledge . THE DEVELOPER AND THE HISTORY OF MOOCs
  4. 4. HOW TO REGISTER AND JOIN THIS LEARNING ACTIVITIES WEBSITE INSTRUCTIONS • 1.VISIT MOOC HOMEPAGE,CLICK ON THE SIGN UP BUTTON TO BE TAKEN TO CREATE A FREE ACCOUNT. • 2.ENTER YOUR FULL DETAILS TO CREATE A PERSONAL PROFILE. • 3.CHOSE A PASSWORD OF AT LEAST 6 CHARACTERS. • 4.COMPLETE THE SECURITY CHECK. • 5.READ THE TERMS AND PRIVACY POLICY. • 6.CLICK ON THE “SIGN UP NOW” • 7.YOU ARE NOW SIGNED UP AND CAN START TAKING PART IN A LEARNING ACTIVITIES OF YOUR CHOICE.
  5. 5. Different types of MOOCs available. cMOOCs Informal learning Constructivist Connectivist approach Drive towards Openess xMOOCs About behaviourist Cognitivist approach More formal learning Open to join Not all content
  6. 6. 1. Connectivist MOOCs rely on the former approach 2. Broadcast MOOCs relay more on the latter TWO EXAMPLES OF MOOCs
  7. 7. LIKE ANY OTHER LEANING ACTIVITIES MOOC HAS ALSO RECEIVED SOME CRITIQUES One online survey published a "top ten" list of reasons for dropping out.[104] These were that the course required too much time, or was too difficult or too basic. Reasons related to poor course design included "lecture fatigue" from courses that were just lecture videos, lack of a proper introduction to course technology and format, clunky technology and trolling on discussion boards. Hidden costs were cited, including required readings from expensive textbooks written by the instructor that also significantly limited students' access to learning material.[105] Other non-completers were "just shopping around" when they registered, or were participating for knowledge rather than a credential. Providers are exploring multiple techniques to increase the often single-digit completion rates in many MOOCs.
  8. 8. Participants must create their own content Digital literacy is necessary Time and effort required from participants It is organic, which means the course will take on its own trajectory (you have got to let go). Participants must self-regulate and set their own goals The MOOC Guide[131] lists 5 possible challenges for collaborative-style MOOCs
  9. 9. EVERY ONE WHO’S COMPUTER SUPPORTS WEB,IT DOES’NT MATTER IF YOU ARE OLD,DISABLED,WHITIE OR DARKIE YOU CAN USE AS LONG AS YOU ARE ABOVE 13 AND READY TO PARTICIPATE IN LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND NOT OUT OF SPACE.THIS INCLUDE STUDENTS, PROFESSORS, AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS WETHER OLD OR YOUNG. WHO CAN USE MOOC
  10. 10. MOOC HAS NOT ONLY CHANGED PEOPLE’S LIVES BUT HAS ALSO CHANGED THEIR WAY OF STUDING IN THE WORLD BECAUSE PEOPLE USED TO WASTE TIME GOING TO CLASSES BUT THANKS TO YOU MOOC PEOPLE CAN NOW LEARN WHILE DOING OTHER ACTIVITIES WHEREVA THEY ARE ARE,MOOC ALWAYS FIND THEM. IMPACTS OF MOOCs ON PEOPLE’S STUDIES AND LIFE
  11. 11. Appropriate for any setting that has connectivity (Web or Wi-Fi) Any language or multiple languages Any online tools Escape time zones and physical boundaries Produce and deliver in short timeframe (e.g. for relief aid) Contextualized content can be shared by all Informal setting Peer-to-peer contact can trigger serendipitous learning Easier to cross disciplines and institutional barriers THE MOOC GUIDE (131)LISTS SOME OF ITS BENEFITS
  12. 12. My field of interests in MOOCs are the following Education Entrepreneurship
  13. 13. Types of topics I would like to pursue in my future MOOC experience  IN EDUCATION it would be about Life Sciences  IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP it would be about business skills and management
  14. 14. REFERENCES WWW.GOOGLE.COM WIKEPEDIA

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