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 school.
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
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
Encourage universities to put their courses online to set up open learning.
Different types of Moocs
Cmoocs vs Xmoocs
• Based on connectivism theory
• Based on more behaviorist
• Emphasize connected collaborative
• Promote diversity collaboration.
• Emphasize coordinated
assessments and quizzes.
• Encourage a huge diversity of
participants and group work is
• I understand what Moocs are and I think it is a better and easy way for
teaching and learning because it can happen anywhere at any time and it is
free of charge to join Moocs, either students nor teachers can join Moocs to
participate and share ideas about a lesson.
• As a future teacher of mathematics my interests it to teach online and I like
to pursue Algebra, Calculus and Geometry. I would like to share these topic
with another teachers and students because it seems that learners experience
problems with these topics and because 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 mathematics because I can access Moocs at anytime at