The Wide World of MOOCs

What you need to know about Massive Open Online Courses
10 reviews
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  • Ryan Tracey E-Learning Provocateur

    Ryan Tracey is an E-Learning Manager in the financial services industry, an Advisory Board Member for eLearn Magazine, and a Review Panellist for the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT).

    Ryan's work focuses on adult learning in the workplace, and he maintains a particular interest in blended delivery, informal learning and social media. He has worked in corporate e-learning for over a decade, following several years in the higher education market.

    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.

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The Wide World of MOOCs

What you need to know about Massive Open Online Courses
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COURSE 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.
    • A thirst for knowledge
    • Over 22 lectures and 30 mins of content!
    • Get up to speed with MOOCs.
    • Gain the insight you need to start leveraging MOOCs for your own teaching and learning.
    • Teachers
    • Students
    • Academics
    • L&D professionals

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Introduction
  • 1
    Introduction
    01:03

    Welcome to the course, about the instructor, and the learning objectives.</b>

  • 2
    What is a MOOC?
    01:59
    Define a "MOOC".
  • SECTION 2:
    Finding MOOCs
  • 3
    Searching for MOOCs
    02:29
    Browse courses on Coursera, search for a course by keyword, filter the results, and review the course information.
  • 4
    Browsing MOOCs by institution
    00:43
    Identify the educational institutions that deliver MOOCs on Coursera, find out more information about them, and determine the courses they offer.
  • 5
    MOOC aggregators
    00:41
    Find courses from multiple providers at a MOOC aggregator such as MOOC List or Class Central.
  • SECTION 3:
    Getting started
  • 6
    Signing up
    01:00

    Sign up to a MOOC on Coursera, and add yourself to the watchlist.

  • 7
    Course dashboard
    00:33
    See the courses in which you have enrolled, the courses you have completed, and the courses for which you are on the watchlist.
  • 8
    Un-enrolling
    00:23
    Un-enroll from a MOOC in Coursera.
  • SECTION 4:
    What a MOOC looks like
  • 9
    MOOC tour
    01:57
    Take a tour of a real MOOC.
  • 10
    Being social
    00:48
    Learn socially via local meetups and social media.
  • SECTION 5:
    Q&A with Ryan Tracey
  • 11
    Do MOOCs democratise education?
    01:06
    The role of MOOCs in democratising education.
  • 12
    Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?
    02:12
    MOOC pedagogy
  • 13
    Does the low completion rate matter?
    00:57
    Completion rate
  • 14
    Are MOOCs financially viable?
    01:32
    Financial viability
  • 15
    Will MOOCs replace universities?
    01:26
    Impact on universities
  • 16
    What opportunities do MOOCs afford the corporate sector?
    04:22
    Opportunities for the corporate sector
  • 17
    What tips can you offer teachers of MOOCs?
    01:14
    Tips for teachers
  • 18
    What tips can you offer L&D professionals in organisations?
    01:40
    Tips for L&D pro's
  • 19
    What tips can you offer participants in MOOCs?
    01:47
    Tips for moocers
  • 20
    What is the future of MOOCs?
    01:35
    The future of MOOCs
  • SECTION 6:
    Resources
  • 21
    Readings and web links
    00:22
    Download readings and web links.</b>
  • SECTION 7:
    Farewell
  • 22
    Farewell
    00:26
    Congratulations and thank you!</b>

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REVIEWS

  • Amy Schapiro
    A good intro

    This is a good intro to the subject - fairly general, but a nice overview.

  • Lee Jackson
    E-Tiger

    Very good introduction to MOOCs, raised all the salient points.

  • Robert Deans
    Good Intro.

    My advise is to look at the camera when talking. You did a good job of explaining what they are and how to take best advantage of them. Thanks for the info.

  • Michael Butcher
    A good introduction

    This provides a broad overview of MOOCs and for someone who was unfamilar with them, has given me an insight into some options available for me to be able to deliver courses to a broad range of interested parties

  • Sonja
    MOOC about MOC

    I am satisfied with the course! I got the information that I expected. Even more than that

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