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.
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.
List of MOOCS available online
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.
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
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
• Degree completion is the highest and best use of MOOCs:
• MOOCs feature state-of-the-art instructional design.
• MOOCs are a recent phenomenon.
• 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.
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.
This is how a MOOC works. It
connects everyone no matter
how old or young they are.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
Waves and Sound
Electricity and Magnetism
Light and Optics
My drawing that represents MOOCs