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Background Information about MOOCs ( Masive Open Online Course)

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  1. 1. Presentation by M.S Zungu 201221200
  2. 2. MOOCS Everything about MOOC
  3. 3. What is a MOOC? • A MOOC is an online website which connects people who are studying on MOOCs but mostly it connects people who are studying the same specific topic. • You can only access MOOC on the internet. • It offers free online courses for students, teachers, learning specialists, academics, everyone can comment. • People can exchange ideas on MOOC. • It encourages responsibility on individuals.
  4. 4. History of MOOC • There are 108 partners and 600 courses offered by MOOC. • More than 160,000 students in 190 countries signed up. • MOOC was offered by HASTAC in 2006 and more than 100000 people signed up for the course. • At first MOOC was called massive open online and connectivist. • MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses.
  5. 5. List of MOOCS available online • • • • • • • • transferMOOCs madeMOOCs synchMOOCs asynchMOOCs adaptiveMOOCs groupMOOCs connectivistMOOCS miniMOOCs
  6. 6. Why you should enroll with MOOCs • • • • • To get an opportunity to share ideas. So that you can discus and question one another. To get an idea of other backgrounds. So that you can be independent and be responsible for your own knowledge. So you can learn through interacting with others.
  7. 7. The following slide shows how MOOC functions.
  8. 8. Structure of a MOOC • • • • • MOOC courses are done online. Only multiple questions are asked. You can upload a video which last for 5-10 minutes. Peer to peer learning can take place. Students are not required to buy textbooks because study material is provided.
  9. 9. Myths about MOOCs • The author of this piece is anti-MOOC • MOOCs provide a quality learning experience: no one checks the quality of the information posted so it a responsibility of the user to check validity of the work. • Degree completion is the highest and best use of MOOCs: • MOOCs feature state-of-the-art instructional design. • MOOCs are a recent phenomenon.
  10. 10. Cont… • MOOCs were created by premier universities in the U.S. • Tier One universities have embraced MOOCs out of a desire to provide free access to knowledge. • MOOCS are the only source of free, high-quality online content. • . While those completing a MOOC are relatively few (usually under 10 percent of enrollees), those who do are assured of receiving academic credit, which they may apply toward degree requirements.
  11. 11. Cont… • • • • Employees are anxious to employ those who complete technical MOOCs. MOOCs do not live up to the hype. MOOCs and their free enrollment business model are not sustainable. (
  12. 12. This is how a MOOC works. It connects everyone no matter how old or young they are.
  13. 13. How I see MOOC • MOOC can take strengthen academics but that depends on people who are using it for studying and those who post things to teach others. • When learners follow people who post trust worthy things than level of academic will be higher. • But when a wrong information is posted than it is most likely that people will be misled and that might lead to failing. • Well it depends on how people see it but others say MOOC is trying to replace classroom teaching.
  14. 14. cont… • I do not see it as a replacement but as a tutor because here you get to learn more in a simpler way than listening to a teacher in class who does not know more about a specific topic. • MOOCs also give a user privacy, that means whatever course you enroll in no one will see your results without your permission and you get time to do work on your own.
  15. 15. My field of study • • • • I will do physics as it is my first major. I enjoy doing calculations. The MOOC that I have signed up with is Basic Physics. MOOC Corse will help me learn new strategies about calculating equations and how I should teach learners because here at the University we do not learn how to translate information to leraners.
  16. 16. Topics covered are: • The MOOC course I have singed up for started on the 17 February and it will end on the 18 March 2014. • • • • Motion Waves and Sound Electricity and Magnetism Light and Optics
  17. 17. My drawing that represents MOOCs Socializing learners Sharing information Gathering information Blog Textbooks Internet connecti on. MOOC Teachers Courses Different background information Knowl edge
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