What are mooc's By Mzwandile Mashinini

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Published on March 11, 2014

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the presentation takes a look at the new learning environment that seek to afford everyone the opportunity to do a course on-line without paying, and having the necessary admission point. this platforms brings with it a new phase of the 21st century where individuals use the massive open on-line courses that are presented by specialist in the field and with some of the prestigious Universities

The Acronym MOOC Stands for “Massive Open Online Course( s )” Originated in 2008 with the Open Education Resources Movement ( OER) ( Open Educational Resource, Hewlett Foundation).

Where did the term come from? The term was coined by Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander in 2008. This was done in response to a course called “Connectivism and Connective knowledge (CCKO8)”.

Success in a MOOC

The Cost of Higher Education. How much a liter of gas would cost today if gas prices had risen as much as college prices since 1980 - $13. 2.25 million students signed up for the free MOOCS from Udacity, Coursera, and edX in 2012.

Some common perceptions 44% of students believed that their post secondary education improved their employment opportunities. 9% of parents with children under 18 say that the current state of higher education in America is “excellent”.

What can Schools look like?

What challenges and opportunities do MOOCS present? The drop-out rate in MOOCS. What MOOCS accomplish? How MOOCS change the landscape of higher education. Are MOOCs profitable?

Institutions offering MOOC’s course? • Udemy Free Courses • ITunesU Free Courses • Stanford Free Courses • UC Berkeley Free Courses • Harvard Free Courses • Yale Free Courses

MOOC’s I want to participate in Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics. 6.00.1x: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python. Introduction to International Criminal Law (Coursera). Mathematical Logic and Theory of Computation (

References The New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2012. (accessed 2014-02-19). Littlefield, J.(2012). How MOOCs Are Changing the Way People Learn: (accessed 2014-02-19). MOOC list Available from (accessed 2014-02-19). MOOC video. Availiable from: (accessed 2014- 02- 19).

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