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Massive online open courses

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Massive online open courses

  1. 1. MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN COURSES MOOC KARABO NDLOVU 201212565 PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
  2. 2. OVERVIEW • WHAT IS MOOC? • HISTORY OF MOOC • COST OF USING MOOC • ADVANTAGES AND DISADAVATAGES • ITS RELEVANCE TO HIGH SCHOOL
  3. 3. Massive Open Online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. Is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance.
  4. 4. HISTORY OF MOOC
  5. 5. HISTORY CONTINUES…. In 2004 George Siemens and Stephen Downes developed the theory of connectivism After 4 years (2008) the first MOOC was presented by David Cornier at the University of Manitaba  In 2010 David Cornier started posting videos of MOOC to YouTube
  6. 6. HISTORY CONTINUES In 2011 MOOC was used as a tool to assist first year student in college And then in 2012 Harvard University registered 370 00 students to MOOC and then other institution saw it’s importance hence it became even more popular By 2013 MOOC became a world wide essential tool for assisting student succeed
  7. 7. TODAY MOOC IS WELL KNOWN AND ESTABLISHED
  8. 8. COST OF USING MOOC The cost of using MOOC is absolutely FREE, there are no charges for accessing it. Though one might be obliged to pay for the internet access, for assistance (IT personnel) or probably pay a small fee at an institution where proper guidance will be provided.
  9. 9. PRO AND CONS OF MOOC ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES It’s for free You move on your own pace xMOOC involves costs which are (informal learning) Provide a platform for people to share ideas and have critique discussion Great instructors without high fees like those of institutions sometimes high No face to face interaction Technical problems Academic dishonesty
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  11. 11. ITS RELEVANCE TO HIGH SCHOOL Necessary for learner engagement Provides a platform where teachers and learners can share knowledge in an informal manner Assist learners to do their work collectively as a group which contributes to them passing their subjects

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