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  1. 1. MOOC’S: a gateway to open learning opportunities. What are these MOOC’S I hear people talking about?
  2. 2. ITS MASSIVE!
  3. 3. AND OPEN
  6. 6. What is MOOC‟S? MOOC’S are Massive Open Online Courses that are delivered online for free. These courses do not have any entry requirements, all courses can be taken by anyone from anywhere online and are usually run two or three times each year, are led by world-class academics and supported by teaching assistants, typically require 1-2 hours of study each week for around 5 weeks, are self-directed, meaning you follow the course materials, complete the readings and assessments, and get help from a large community of fellow learners through online forums, are comparable to a standard University course in terms of content and study level, meet high academic standards and are subject to internal quality assurance processes. Although MOOCs do not have formal university credits assigned to them, Statements of Accomplishment will be available to any student who completes a course with MOOC’S. This is the question I have been waiting to hear answered
  7. 7. Where and how did MOOC‟S originate? George Siemens and Stephen Downes Created the first MOOC in the year 2008 called „Connectivism and Connective Knowledge/2008‟. This was the first class designed behind the acronym of „MOOC‟ and used many different platforms to engage students with the topic, including Facebook groups, Wiki pages, blogs, forums and other resources. Around 2,200 people signed up for CCK08, and 170 of them created their own blogs. The course was free and open, which meant that anyone could join, modify or remix the content without paying (although a paid, certified option was offered).
  8. 8. FURTHER HISTORY OF MOOC‟S.Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig In 2012, another MOOC experiment caught academics‟ attention. Two Stanford Professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig decided to offer “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” for free online. Designed to resemble real classroom experiences and offer high-quality classes for everyone, the idea had the advantage of carrying the prestigious Stanford name .
  9. 9. TYPES OF MOOC‟S cMOOC Within a cMOOC, learners are encouraged (though not required) to contribute actively, using these digital platforms. Participants‟ contributions in form of blog posts, tweets etc. are aggregated by course organizers and shared with all participants via daily email or newsletter. cMOOCs are also not typically sponsored or funded by higher education institutions but are organized by individuals with a passion for a specific content area. Organizers commit their time to create a framework for learning where participants from all over the world can connect share, contribute, collaborate to learn and expand their network professionally and personally. cMOOCs are also open and flexible, responsive to needs of its participants which can provide a tailored learning experience. xMOOC xMOOCs are not better or worse than a cMOOC, just different. xMOOCs fit the needs of many (though not all) learners looking for academic courses that meet a specific interest and need. Another significant factor that differentiates an xMOOC from a cMOOC is who are behind them. Rather than a group of individuals building the course as in a cMOOC, an xMOOC usually has one or more higher education colleges or schools behind it, and, in some cases, a for-profit company. A great deal of money is required to develop video and other course content in a MOOC and to operate the platform. Funds are provided either by the institution, by private investors or through grants.
  10. 10. TYPE OF MOOC I HAVE INTEREST IN. My field of interest is biology so I will do a cMOOC as then I could develop my own blog where I could share information regarding biology and research based on biology. My blog will be something like this: It will have a different name and learners Will interact and share knowledge on it.
  11. 11. REFERENCES Bell, F. (2011) Connectivism: Its Place in Theory-Informed Research and Innovation in Technolgy-Enabled Learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Volume 12, Number 3. Retrieved from web (accessed 21 February 2014). Downes, S. (2007). What Connectivism Is. Connectivism Conference, University of Manitoba. Retrieved from web (accessed 22 February 2014) Mc Auley, A., Stewart, B., Siemens, G. & Cormier, D. (2010). The MOOC Model for Digital Practice. Retrieved from retrieved(22 February 2014).