Thursday, August 8, 2013

MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

When you think of higher education do you think of a large classroom filled with students frantically taking notes as a professor lectures in front of a chalkboard? Well you have probably never heard of MOOCs. What is a MOOC you might say? A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course.  Taking a cue from open source technology and the popularity of distance learning software platforms, MOOCs are changing the face of higher and continuing education around the world by making it easy to take courses from home for little or no cost to the student.

Follow this link for further discussions of MOOCs and learn how they are having both a positive and negative impact on education.

And learn what its like to take a MOOC.

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