What’s in a MOOC? MOOCs for High School students applying to university or college.

MOOCs, or Mass Open Online Courses, are increasing in popularity in the working and higher education worlds as a way of gaining extra credentials and subject specific knowledge which are all very useful for advancing professional profiles. MOOC courses are traditionally free but there are now some credit-based, verified, fee-paying courses which can be used as Professional Development credits as well as for University credits. They are also now being marketed to High School students as potential additional credentials for university and ...

Get students studying online – new research identifies the benefits

Many people think of online learning as MOOCs and a tool for adult learning, but an increasing number of high school students are now studying some of their subjects online - with an online teacher and alongside classmates from around the world. A research study produced by the Institute of Education for leading online IB course provider, Pamoja Education, has explored the impact of online learning on 16-19 year olds and its influence on their learning experience at university.     The Institute of Education ...

Have you enrolled in a MOOC?

What is a MOOC? This video from Dave Cormier will explain:   [videos file="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc" width="450" height="253"] As with so many things, when looking for a good beginning introduction, I come to Wikipedia for a basic definition of  MOOC: "A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC; /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the webIn addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a ...