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Massive open online courses


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Massive open online courses

  1. 1. Professional Studies 3A 201125991
  2. 2. •They are free, open cases and online higher education courses. •They use different online resources such as videos &message boards to capitalise classes by encouraging peer learning networks.
  3. 3. •MOOC’s enable students to access high quality academic content and an opportunity to engage with a wider audience. •They can help meet the demand for long career education through low-cost and flexible delivery.
  4. 4. MOOC’s continue… •MOOC’s offer a chance for many people, wherever and whoever they are, to follow courses led by distinguished scholars and to connect with a community of likeminded fellow learners globally. • Access to the courses is free, thus, academics & institutions are able to communicate with diverse people.
  5. 5. Other paid-for services e.g. career services or tuition support services. •By diversifying learning pathways MOOC’s may help to expand the opportunities for institutions to offer rounded developmental education.
  6. 6. •These developments are part of a change in attitude towards online spaces across our lives. They help us from: banking & retail, media & publishing , to online friendship & social networking
  7. 7. •Increased access to the web and new digital technologies have reshaped many areas of life from: broadcasting & publishing to social relations The introduction of 3G & 4G networks increased mobile connections.
  8. 8. •Mobile connectivity devices e.g. tablets, smart phones, is increasing in emergency economies, including China.
  9. 9. cMOOC- courses based more closely on the original ‘connectivist’ distributed peer learning model e.g. MOOC, connectivism & connective knowledge. xMOOC- courses are structured around more conventional lecture formats e.g. Coursera, edX & Udacity.
  10. 10. 1. Coursera: offers over 300 courses from a range of subjects including Life Sciences and Biology (25 courses).
  11. 11. 1. Futurelearn: it aims to deliver an engaging & entertaining learning experience & allows people to fit learning into and around their everyday lives.
  12. 12. •Enrolment on MOOC’s continues to grow as the number of courses & institutions offering xMOOC’s in particular has increased from 20000 to 60000 initial registrations.
  13. 13. MY FIELD OF INTEREST •LIFE SCIENCE •Genetics is definitely a topic to pursue in MOOC’s because it is modern and it uses advanced technology to find out data and for data collection e.g. Gel electrophoresis & DNA profiling.
  14. 14. THE END!