The Wide World of MOOCs

What you need to know about Massive Open Online Courses
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (241 ratings)
4,703 students
The Wide World of MOOCs
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (241 ratings)
4,702 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
Curriculum
7 sections • 22 lectures • 30m total length
  • Introduction
  • What is a MOOC?
  • Searching for MOOCs
  • Browsing MOOCs by institution
  • MOOC aggregators
  • Signing up
  • Course dashboard
  • Un-enrolling
  • MOOC tour
  • Being social
  • Do MOOCs democratise education?
  • Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?
  • Does the low completion rate matter?
  • Are MOOCs financially viable?
  • Will MOOCs replace universities?
  • What opportunities do MOOCs afford the corporate sector?
  • What tips can you offer teachers of MOOCs?
  • What tips can you offer L&D professionals in organisations?
  • What tips can you offer participants in MOOCs?
  • What is the future of MOOCs?
  • Readings and web links
  • Farewell

Instructor
E-Learning Provocateur
Ryan Tracey
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 265 Reviews
  • 5,887 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.