The Wide World of MOOCs

What you need to know about Massive Open Online Courses
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (265 ratings)
4,871 students
The Wide World of MOOCs
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (265 ratings)
4,870 students
Get up to speed with MOOCs.
Gain the insight you need to start leveraging MOOCs for your own teaching and learning.

Requirements

  • A thirst for knowledge
Description
MOOCs are taking the world by storm, but what exactly is a MOOC?

This course raises your awareness of this popular form of education, and gives you the insight you need to start leveraging them for your own teaching and learning.

You will learn what a MOOC is, where to find them, who delivers them, the courses that are available, how to sign up, what a MOOC looks like, and how you can learn socially through a MOOC.

This course includes a tour of a real MOOC, plus recorded Q&A sessions with the instructor.
Who this course is for:
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Academics
  • L&D professionals
Course content
7 sections • 22 lectures • 30m total length
  • Introduction
    01:03
  • What is a MOOC?
    01:59
  • Searching for MOOCs
    02:29
  • Browsing MOOCs by institution
    00:43
  • MOOC aggregators
    00:41
  • Signing up
    01:00
  • Course dashboard
    00:33
  • Un-enrolling
    00:23
  • MOOC tour
    01:57
  • Being social
    00:48
  • Do MOOCs democratise education?
    01:06
  • Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?
    02:12
  • Does the low completion rate matter?
    00:57
  • Are MOOCs financially viable?
    01:32
  • Will MOOCs replace universities?
    01:26
  • What opportunities do MOOCs afford the corporate sector?
    04:22
  • What tips can you offer teachers of MOOCs?
    01:14
  • What tips can you offer L&D professionals in organisations?
    01:40
  • What tips can you offer participants in MOOCs?
    01:47
  • What is the future of MOOCs?
    01:35
  • Readings and web links
    00:22
  • Farewell
    00:26

Instructor
E-Learning Provocateur
Ryan Tracey
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 291 Reviews
  • 6,065 Students
  • 2 Courses
Ryan Tracey is an e-learning specialist by trade and a gourmet enthusiast by choice. His loves combining his two passions to make great courses about food and beverages.


Ryan is an E-Learning Manager in the financial services sector, and a trainer for the Australian startup Culture Cred.


Ryan holds a master’s degree in Learning Sciences & Technology from the University of Sydney, blogs as the E‑Learning Provocateur, and can be found on Twitter as @ryantracey.