MOOCs
WHAT IS A MOOC ?
MOOCS
• MOOC stands for a Massive Open Online Course
• It is an online course aimed at large-scale participation and open ...
PURPOSE OF MOOCs
• MOOCs’ purpose is to add value to the education, in particular the learning
for the students, community...
TYPES OF MOOCs
xMOOCs cMOOCs
DISADVANTAGES & ADVANTAGES
ADVANTAGES
•IncreasedAccess
•That if you have a question there are many other out
there ready to think about it, no matter...
DISADVANTAGES
•Completion rates are low
•Face to Face interaction
•There is at least one instructor in a course MOOC
who l...
MY FIELD OF INTEREST
MY FIELD OF INTEREST
• As I browsed through the courses what caught my was the course of Finance
and Economics.
• The topi...
HOW IT’S GOINGTO HELP ME
• MOOCs will assist me both on a personal and professional level because I’m
going to learn a lot...
Reference List
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOOCs
• http://distancelearn.about.com/od/isitforyou/a/How-Moocs-Are-Changin...
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Moo cs

  1. 1. MOOCs
  2. 2. WHAT IS A MOOC ?
  3. 3. MOOCS • MOOC stands for a Massive Open Online Course • It is an online course aimed at large-scale participation and open (free) access via the internet. • They are similar to university courses, but do not tend to offer academic credit. • A number of web-based platforms (initiatives) supported by top universities and colleges offer MOOCs in a wide range of subjects.
  4. 4. PURPOSE OF MOOCs • MOOCs’ purpose is to add value to the education, in particular the learning for the students, community, in order to maximize the social capital, while driving down the total costs of education.
  5. 5. TYPES OF MOOCs xMOOCs cMOOCs
  6. 6. DISADVANTAGES & ADVANTAGES
  7. 7. ADVANTAGES •IncreasedAccess •That if you have a question there are many other out there ready to think about it, no matter what time of day or what time zone. • It is now creating an environment where faculty might become more interested nd engaged with how they use technology.
  8. 8. DISADVANTAGES •Completion rates are low •Face to Face interaction •There is at least one instructor in a course MOOC who lack experience as they’ve never taught online before
  9. 9. MY FIELD OF INTEREST
  10. 10. MY FIELD OF INTEREST • As I browsed through the courses what caught my was the course of Finance and Economics. • The topics that interested were Globalization andYou and Financial Analysis of Entrepreneurial Ideas. • These topics interest me as my first major is Business Studies which is related to them.
  11. 11. HOW IT’S GOINGTO HELP ME • MOOCs will assist me both on a personal and professional level because I’m going to learn a lot. • I’ll also get a great deal of knowledge equipping me with sufficient information to pass to my learners • It’s going to improve my teaching skills as I will learn a lot from my peers and tutors.
  12. 12. Reference List • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOOCs • http://distancelearn.about.com/od/isitforyou/a/How-Moocs-Are-Changing- The-Way-People-Learn.htm • http://www.educause.edu/library/massive-open-online-course-mooc • http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

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