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This presentation is about moocs

  1. 1. This presentation is about moocs.
  2. 2. What is moocs? Moocs is the open online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.
  3. 3. Why is it important to use moocs?  Engaging students’ emotions is one of the top ways to foster meaningful learning. This may be especially true in a MOOC environment, which is too often associated with learning in isolation. This research provides evidence that by fostering collaborative learning environments, MOOCs can engage learners’ emotions in highly positive ways. Investigations like these can inform instructors and MOOC providers as they work to design meaningful virtual learning experiences.
  4. 4. Who can use mooc’s?  Moocs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistance.  Moocs was developed for distance education.
  5. 5. What does a student need in order to use Moocs?  One of the biggest promises of MOOCs is opening the doors of education to anyone who wants it—all that is needed is a computer and an Internet connection. At least it works in theory.
  6. 6. What are the benefit of using mooc?  If you are using moocs you don’t need to go outside your house spending money on transport going to courses but with moocs you learn from your house, from your bed.
  7. 7. There is currently a global push to increase the number of college-educated students, and in many countries there are not enough universities to accommodate all of the upcoming collegeaged people. MOOCs have been proposed as one solution to this problem. However, the digital divide between developed and developing countries is getting bigger and technologies like MOOCs rely on infrastructure and Internet connectivity that simply aren’t available in many places. There are initiatives around the world to address the infrastructure and connectivity problems, but more will be necessary if online education is to be a valid method of expanding access to education.
  8. 8. What are advantages of using Moocs?  One of the biggest advantages of MOOCs is that they allow anyone, anywhere to take courses from some of the best educational institutions around the country, and even around the world. With the possibility of accessing course catalogs from more than 100 top schools.
  9. 9. What are disadvantages of using Moocs?  Some poor countries and families cannot afford to buy their students computers and internet.
  10. 10. I think this year in this course we will be learning about the online teaching, online learning, online communication with other education stakeholders.
  11. 11. This presentation was designed and prepared by Mr Sipho Nxumalo student no: 920007414 from: university of Johannesburg Date:19 February 2014

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