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  1. 1. M.P MABASO MOOC (MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE) PRESENTATION
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENT What is MOOC? The History of MOOCs. How does it work? The characteristics of MOOC Types of MOOC Field of interest
  3. 3. WHAT IS MOOC? Online course aimed to provide unlimited and open access to anyone from anywhere around the world. MOOCs is a form of distance learning in our society that provides an interactive platform for professors and students helps to build a community within society(http://www.educause.edu/library/massive-open- online-course-mooc).  MOOC offers a variety of courses which are ran in partnership with international universities in order to provide easy, accessible learning to anyone who wish to participate.
  4. 4. THE HISTORY OF MOOC • MOOC first emerged from the open educational resources (OER) movement, in response to the course called Connectivism and Connective knowledge (CCK08) Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island coined the term MOOC in 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course). CCK08 was led by George Siemens of Athabasca University and Stephen Downes of the National Research Council, it consisted of 25 registered tuition paying students with 2200 registered non paying students, all courses were available online(RSS feed) where online students could participate in various collaborative activities(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course). Thereafter, other MOOC courses emerged with partnership of other Universities.
  5. 5. HOW DOES IT WORK? A MOOC has a curriculum and course content which consist of reading assignments and short video recording of lectures which are usually 8-12 minutes. Students are required to participate in online discussions using their studying material to complete quizzes and activities which have been assigned to them. MOOC is conducted by organizations, mostly non-profitable, and decide what is going to be taught and at what level. They basically form faculty teams and support staff to design and conduct the course (http://www.educause.edu/library/massive-open-online-course-mooc).
  6. 6. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MOOC MOOC provides learning resources ranging from reading material to video, ensure that leaning is facilitated effectively. MOOC is free and unlimited, anyone and enroll to start learning. MOOC allows content learning delivery to anyone who wants to part- take.
  7. 7. TYPES OF MOOC 1.cMOOC 2.xMOOC
  8. 8. CMOOC Mainly about knowledge creation Places great emphasis on the principles of Connectivism Learning is mainly through peer interaction Values students input on course path Place great emphasis on social networked learning
  9. 9. XMOOC Have a traditional lecture format Provides objective feedback from quiz results Follow a linear path- provided by the instructor Place a great emphasis on video presentation Mainly about knowledge duplication
  10. 10. MY FIELD OF INTEREST IN MOOC • The field of Biology Within the field I am interested include:  Genetics  Environment  Evolution  Micro-Organism  Human Anatomy
  11. 11. REFERENCES • Educause. 7 things you should know about.(http://www.educause.edu/library/massive-open-online-course-mooc). Viewed 18 February 2014 • Massive Open Online Courses. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course). Viewed 19 February 2014
  12. 12. THANK YOU

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