A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the webIn addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs).
History of moocs
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Background about MOOCs?
The History of MOOC.
Benefits of MOOC .
Possible challenges of MOOCs.
Types of MOOCs.
My field of interest.
Topics I would like to pursue.
List of Reference.
MASSIVEUses the internet to
connect with others
on global scale
Learning together in
No charge for student
COURSEMOOC covers a single
The pre-history of MOOCs, electronic media.
Democratizing through openness and media.
When knowledge meets networks.
You can organize a MOOC in any setting that has connectivity.
You can organize it in any language you like.
You can use any online tools that are relevant to your target
region or that are already being used by the participants.
You can move beyond time zones and physical boundaries.
It can be organized as quickly as you can inform the
Contextualized content can be shared by all.
It feels chaotic as participants create their own
It demands digital literacy.
It demands time and effort from the participants.
It is organic, which means the course will take on its
own trajectory (you have got to let go).
As a participant you need to be able to self-regulate
your learning and possibly give yourself a learning
goal to achieve.
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