MOOC (MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE)
TABLE OF CONTENT
What is MOOC?
The History of MOOCs.
How does it work?
The characteristics of MOOC
Types of MOOC
Field of interest
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-
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
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
other MOOC courses emerged with partnership of other Universities.
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
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF
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-
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
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
MY FIELD OF INTEREST IN MOOC
• The field of Biology
Within the field I am interested include:
• Educause. 7 things you should know
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• Massive Open Online Courses.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course). Viewed 19 February