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.
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.
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.
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 ?
The first ELT-T MOOC for teaching vocabulary has been an inspiration. It was in many ways a deep learning experience, an exciting leap into massive world of online teaching. The brainchild of Jason R. Levine aka Fluency MC, this MOOC will help you overcome the difficulties of online learning.