Massive Open Online Course
Latey I have been asked lots of questions about using or participating in a MOOC.
When these discussions start it seems quite clear that there is confusion about what a MOOC actually is. So to help clear up the confusion I have found a neat little youtube that in ony a few short minutes gets the message across.
Participation in a MOOC is free, normally there are no costs to do the course. This raises some very good questions. For example:
- Once I finish my course will it be recognised by others?
- What do I want to gain from participating in the MOOC? If it is a qualification, then I might have to find a training provider and pay them to convert my training into a qualification. If it is just learning to increase knowledge and skills then enrolling in the MOOC seems like a good option.
- How qualified are the facilitators of the MOOC?
- Where can I locate a MOOC?
Like normal courses MOOCs usually have a start and finish time.
Check out the following sites to see if there is a MOOC for you: