Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MOOCs in a simple way !


We all know that MOOCs are the new 'a-ha'*  at Higher Education at all the best universities in the world. 

Since MOOCs first made waves in the fall of 2011, when then-Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun opened his graduate-level artificial intelligence course up to any student anywhere and 160,000 students in more than 190 countries signed up.

The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free and a challenge experience for professors and students.

In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and others, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a global community for the students, professors, and TAs. 

MOOCs are a recent development in distance education and often use open educational resources

More top colleges are offering free massive open online courses, but companies and universities still need to figure out a way to monetize them.

Now, those students who want to go for credit without going to college will have the opportunity to take a free massive open online course in every university of the world.

Questions still remain about the effectiveness of the assessment mechanisms associated with MOOCs, with many relying on peer review or on tests that can be marked by computers.

However, this is an increadible experience! I can say it to you!

Here MOOCs explanation in a simple way for those who are still sceptical. I hope it will be convincing.


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