TABLE OF CONTENT
What are Moocs?
History of Moocs
Aims of Moocs
Types of Moocs
Xmoocs vs Cmoocs
What are Moocs?
Moocs are online courses which are opened unlimited to
everyone who is willing to learn.
Moocs are free of charge education.
Moocs shape what learners can do in and outside the
Moocs has no age description.
Moocs are about openness.
Easier to commit to Moocs.
Short history of Moocs
Moocs was first introduced in 2008 by Dave Cormier to
describe Siemens and Downes “Connectivism and
Connective Knowledge” course.
It was designed for group of 25 enrolled fee paying
students to study for credit.
It was opened up for registered only learners worldwide
The founders promoted Open Education Movement.
Main aims of Moocs
Provide free access to university level for as many
students as possible.
Cutting the edge courses that could drive down the cost
of university level education.
Encourage universities to put their courses online to set
up open learning.
Different types of Moocs
Cmoocs vs Xmoocs
Based on connectivism
Based on more
assessments and quizzes.
Encourage a huge
diversity of participants
and group work is
Fields of interest…
As a future teacher of ENGLISH my interests it to teach online and I
like to pursue Shakespearean literature. I would like to share this
topic with other teachers and students because it seems that
learners experience problems with these topics and since Moocs
are free I think most leaners will comment and share their opinions
online rather than in class.
Moocs will help me as a future teacher to approach and support
students who struggling with English literature because I can access
Moocs at anytime at anywhere.