MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE
Welcome to the course that changes the way
ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD
whose main spring is curiosity will enjoy the
accumulating of fact, far more
than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts."
What are MOOCs?
MOOCs are short courses that are delivered online for free.
•do not have any entry requirements - all courses can be taken by anyone from anywhere online
•are usually run two or three times each year
•are led by world-class academics and supported by teaching assistants
•typically require 1-2 hours of study each week for around 5 weeks
•are self-directed, meaning you follow the course materials, complete the readings and assessments, and get help
from a large community of fellow learners through online forums.
•are comparable to a standard University of Edinburgh course in terms of content and study level
•meet high academic standards and are subject to internal quality assurance processes
Although our MOOCs do not have formal university credits assigned to them, Statements of Accomplishment will be
available to any student who completes a course with us.
THE HISTORY OF MOOCS
it is within networks that learning can generate quite
interesting experiences. This leads us to the raise of
MOOCs. Did you know that the first one was launched
in 2008? It was called ‘Connectivism and Connective
Knowledge/2008’ (CCK8), created by educators
Stephen Downes and George Siemens. Building off a
for-credit course at the University of Manitoba, Canada,
this was the first class designed behind the acronym of
‘MOOC’ and used many different platforms to engage
students with the topic, including Facebook groups, Wiki
pages, blogs, forums and other resources.
Around 2,200 people signed up for CCK08, and 170 of
them created their own blogs. The course was free and
open, which meant that anyone could join, modify or
remix the content without paying (although a paid,
certified option was offered).
Read more: http://moocnewsandreviews.com/a-short-
WHY ARE WE AFRAID
Why are Some People Afraid of MOOCs?
Not everyone is praising the development of massively open online courses. Many
academics are concerned that MOOCs and associated online colleges will replace
traditional face-to-face interactions. They are worried that the world will have fewer
scholars as traditional instructors are replaced with low-paid (or even non-
compensated) coaches or guides. Some academics are also concerned that
MOOCs will interfere with the goal of providing undergraduate students with a well-
rounded liberal arts education and instead encourage colleges to adopt a more
Another potential issue is that MOOCs aren’t really free. In order to produce these
high quality resources, someone has to pay for them even if it isn’t the students.
Currently, MOOCs are being created with massive funding from participating
universities and private for-profit businesses. In the future, it is possible that these
groups will ultimately charge learners for the experience. Critics worry that there will
be fewer traditional options available should MOOCS no longer be quite so openly
WHAT CAN WE DO TO CREATE SHARED
PROSPERITY? THE ANSWER IS NOT TO TRY TO SLOW
DOWN TECHNOLOGY. INSTEAD OF RACING
AGAINST THE MACHINE, WE NEED TO LEARN TO
RACE WITH THE MACHINE.” — ERIK BRYNJOLFSSON
"Learning for life,”
Mostly, success in moocs does not lead to credit but certificate.
Certification can be traded for credit but its very expensive
THE COURSES THAT
INVOKES MY INTEREST
I am a teacher, therefore creating a healthy positive classroom
atmosphere is crucial also want to develop my character as an
educator, because when l am in class children look up to me and some
do take us as their role models. Build my character then comes in
hand.Morever,am also interested in developmental psychology
because that’s where the mind of a child is developed need to
understand the factors which influences their behavior so that l can give
them the help they need.
CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN.
Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms.