12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World

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12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World
While not yet proven, a new learning trend that has caught my eye is MOOCs, which stands for “massively open online courses.” What is striking about MOOCs is that they involve some of the nation’s most prestigious educational institutions and their star professors.
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MOOCs: Fact or Fiction

By WizIQ on from blog.wiziq.com

MOOCs: Fact or Fiction
MOOCs have been likened to Monsters. But has educational technology been able to successfully tame them? There is an anticipation of the time when the MOOCs will take shape and mature. There is more to MOOCs than we think. Read to know more.
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Harvard and MIT’s edX platform powers a new online education...

By rapidelearningtemplates on from www.techinasia.com

China’s newest open online course (MOOC) portal XuetangX is now teaching free college-level courses built on the open-source edX platform, developed jointly by Harvard and MIT in the US. The portal brings together 10 of China’s most prestigious universities. Many of the courses began...
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A Never Ending MOOC

By WizIQ on from blog.wiziq.com

Learning never stops in the real world. So, why do we expect courses to end? Web technologies now allow learners to continue learning indefinitely so why not keep courses open? MOOCs allow us to do just that. Moodle MOOC on WizIQ is an example of a free course that is open for anyone to join after the scheduled dates. The Moodle MOOC on WizIQ took place in June, 2013 with 7 synchronous classes.
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What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs

By BethCase on from www.educatorstechnology.com

What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs
MOOCs (Massive Ope Online Courses) are definitely a game changer in today's education. The emergence and popularization of MOOCs is due primarily to the widespread of internet connection and to the advance of web 2.0 technologies. MOOCs now are being offered by some prestigious colleges and institutions including MIT, Berkerly, and Harvard. So what are MOOCs all about ?
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