The Wide World of MOOCs

What you need to know about Massive Open Online Courses
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  • Video 1 Hours
  • Skill level beginner level
  • Languages English
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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.

What are the requirements?

  • A thirst for knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Academics
  • L&D professionals

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:03

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

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

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

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.
00:23
Un-enroll from a MOOC in Coursera.
Section 4: What a MOOC looks like
01:57
Take a tour of a real MOOC.
00:48
Learn socially via local meetups and social media.
Section 5: Q&A with Ryan Tracey
01:06
The role of MOOCs in democratising education.
02:12
MOOC pedagogy
00:57
Completion rate
01:32
Financial viability
01:26
Impact on universities
04:22
Opportunities for the corporate sector
01:14
Tips for teachers
01:40
Tips for L&D pro's
01:47
Tips for moocers
01:35
The future of MOOCs
Section 6: Resources
00:22
Download readings and web links.</b>
Section 7: Farewell
00:26
Congratulations and thank you!</b>

Instructor Biography

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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    • Ted Hietala

    Wow, who knew...

    Thank you Ryan for your introduction to the world of MOOC's. I believe that free online learning helps to level the playing field. This course has given me a new realm to explore. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

    • 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

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