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
. 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
HOW TO REGISTER AND JOIN
THIS LEARNING ACTIVITIES
• 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
• 3.CHOSE A PASSWORD OF AT LEAST 6 CHARACTERS.
• 4.COMPLETE THE SECURITY CHECK.
• 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.
Different types of MOOCs available.
More formal learning
Open to join
Not all content
1. Connectivist MOOCs rely on the former approach
2. Broadcast MOOCs relay more on the latter
TWO EXAMPLES OF MOOCs
LIKE ANY OTHER LEANING
ACTIVITIES MOOC HAS ALSO
RECEIVED SOME CRITIQUES
One online survey published a "top ten" list of reasons for dropping
out. 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. 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.
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
The MOOC Guide lists 5 possible
challenges for collaborative-style
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
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
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
Peer-to-peer contact can trigger serendipitous learning
Easier to cross disciplines and institutional barriers
THE MOOC GUIDE (131)LISTS SOME
OF ITS BENEFITS
My field of interests in MOOCs
are the following
Types of topics
I would like to pursue in my future
IN EDUCATION it would be about Life
IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP it would be about
business skills and management