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A brief presentation on learning opportunities: Massive Open online Course.


  • 1.ACTIVITY 3: Slideshare MOOCs Kagiso Kealeboga Magano 201048920 072 710 6834

2. IS it a bird??? IS it a Plane??? Yet Another Social Networking??? Genius Club??? 3. The Definition: Mook is an acronym word meaning Massive Open Online Course MOOC It is a free Web-based distance learning program that is designed for the participation of large numbers of geographically dispersed students. A MOOC may be patterned on a college or university course or may be less structured. Although MOOCs don't always offer academic credits, they provide education that may enable certification, employment or further studies. 4. A bit of Background.. The evolution of technology and of new learning experiences have always been closely related. So the idea that there is knowledge to be taken advantage of within networks inspired Canadian educator George Siemens develop a theory called Connectivism that could explain changes in education after the popularization of technology inside and outside classrooms. Using this theory, Siemens partnered with Stephen Downes to develop a new format of online course that is open for anyone interested. George Siemens 5. A bit of Background.. (Continued) 2008: First MOOC presented at University of Manitoba with ~ 2200 learners 2010: Dave Cormier videos about MOOCs added to YouTube (Cormier, 2010) 2011: MOOC for college prep skills helps freshmen prepare for college requirements (Cormier, 2011) 2012: Harvards first MOOC has 370,000 registered students (Pappano, 2012) 2012: Coursera launches from Stanford; offers first xMOOCs (Chen, 2012) New York Times calls 2012 The Year of the MOOC Pappano, 2012) 2013: cMOOCs and xMOOCs too numerous to count accurately 6. MOOC Development Timeline 2004: Connectivism [Knowledge stage of innovation 2008: First MOOC [Decision stage of innovation] 2010: Dave Cormier videos [Persuasion stage] 2011: MOOC for college prep skills [Implementation stage] 2012: Harvard, Coursera, Year of the MOOC [Confirmation stage] 7. Characteristics of 8. Free of charge Scale of numbers no participation limit No formal entry requirement Virtual Learning Environment is not the center of the course Use a variety of (new) social media and online tools Learner-centered Increased student participation and self-direction Facilitators create the environment not way of learning Scattered chaos High drop out rate Can be Community of Practice 9. Types of MOOCs XMOOCS xMOOC usually has one or more higher education colleges or schools behind it, and, in some cases, a for- profit company. A great deal of money is required to develop video and other course content in a MOOC and to operate the platform. Funds are provided either by the institution, by private investors CMOOCS cMOOC is based on the idea that learning happens within a network, where learners use digital platforms such as blogs and social media platforms to make connections with content, learning communities and other learners to create and construct knowledge. 10. Time to become an Official MOOCer!!!! 11. Out of these choices 12. My Personal Interest are: 13. My core reason for selecting these courses, is that they will be benefit me in my Career and field of Study Child care involves facilitating the development of a childs physical and mental growth in a safe and caring environment. In broad terms, events management involves organising, planning and executing different types of events, including birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and product launches, fundraising events, dinner parties, concerts and sports tournaments Writing plays an important part of our lives and although we dont always realise it, writing and language is everywhere. Whether it be street directions, billboards, advertisements, newspapers, magazines, websites or even road signs, we are surrounded by text. 14. References; Chen, C. (2012, April 18). Coursera launches humanities courses. The Stanford Daily. Retrieved from humanities-courses/ Downes, S. (2013, March 18). Evaluating a MOOC. Retrieved from Half an Hour: Saide (2012). Empowering Learners through Open Learning. [CC-BY]