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).
(Massive Open Online Course)
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History of MOOC.
of MOOC .
challenges of MOOCs.
field of interest.
I would like to pursue.
What is MOOCs.
MASSIVEUses the internet to
connect with others
on global scale
Learning together in
No charge for
COURSEMOOC covers a single
History of MOOCs.
pre-history of MOOCs, electronic media.
through openness and media.
knowledge meets networks.
Benefits of MOOCs.
You can organize a MOOC in any setting that has
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.
Possible challenges of a MOOCs.
It feels chaotic as participants create their own content
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
Types of MOOCs.
Topics I would like to pursue.
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