Starting in Fall 2013, Dr. David Krause of Marquette University began offering a free, online course: Introduction to Applied Investing on the Canvas Network. The course is referred to as a MOOC (short for Massive Open Online Course). What follows is short overview of the recent phenomenon known as a MOOC.
Wikipedia defines a MOOC as online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants. MOOCs are a recent development in distance education.
An even shorter definition is that a MOOC is a course that is usually offered for free over the Internet to anyone.
- Are MOOCs the answer? (thehindu.com)
- MOOCs and the Future of Career Qualification (moreawesomer.wordpress.com)
- MOOCs – the way to learn anything from anywhere? (teikokublog.com)
- How to MOOC: Bite-Sized Content (tutoringtoexcellence.blogspot.com)
- Geoff Johnson: Massive online courses are a new frontier (timescolonist.com)
- Should you start a MOOC? (themarlincompany.com)
- In Shadow Of MOOCs, Open Education Makes Progress (InformationWeek) (mitopencourseware.wordpress.com)