What is a MOOC?
MOOCs are courses that are delivered electronically to massive audiences—
often in the tens of thousands of students—via the Internet.
Students are not charged for using moocs.
It covers a single topic.
MOOCs are free non-degree online courses with open unlimited global
enrolment to anyone who desires to learn, and regardless of their current
My own definition of moocs
Moocs is an online learning platform that allows anyone/students to learn
through different courses.
Anyone can register with Moocs and participate in one learning topic.
George Siemens presented the first MOOC in 2008 at the University of
2200 Learners participated in the first MOOC presentation.
In 2010 Dave Cormier added MOOCs videos on Youtube.
About 370.000 Harvard students registered on MOOCs in 2012.
In 2013 above 500.000 students registered.
Moocs may encourage the development of e-learning.
Improve life-long learning skills.
You do not need a degree to follow a course.
You can connect across disciplines and corporate/institutional walls.
Learning happens in a more informal setting, at a place of your convenience
and often around your own schedule.
It feels chaotic as participants create their own content.
It demands digital literacy..
It demands time and effort from the participants.
As a participant you need to be able to self-regulate your learning and
possibly give yourself a learning goal to achieve.
Field of interest
Topics I would like to pursue
and technologyRole of
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Comer, D. (2010). What is a MOOC?