A MOOC is a university course provided over the internet free of charge*. Many high profile universities now publish courses online which are based on their campus-based curricula. Increasingly, large corporates are also partnering with MOOC platforms to deliver training in on-demand skills.
These courses can be accessed anywhere and by anyone who has an Internet connection and a computer. They are “Massive” in the sense that thousands of students worldwide can be enrolled in the same course at the same time.
*Some MOOC platforms charge a small fee to access premium features, such as assignments,grading and certificates.
This free eBook will guide you through the basics of learning with MOOCs, covering the following areas:
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- Getting started with MOOCs
- How to select the right MOOC
- How to study a MOOC
- Assessment in MOOCs
- Life after a MOOC
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