"Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are relatively new yet already a rage, so much so that the New York Times named 2012 as the ‘Year of the MOOC’. What started as an initiative by the Stanford University in 2011 has quickly found its applications as a learning medium in educational institutions and corporates alike. MOOCs are massive, open and online – i.e. they are freely delivered over the internet to anyone who wants to enroll. In fact, the first MOOC started by the Stanford University reached out to 160,000 students."
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When the word “massive” is part of what you are, as is the case with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it’s hard for others to think of how it can be a personal educational experience. The idea begins to sound like an oxymoron. People unfamiliar with taking a MOOC might conjure images similar to Ben Stein’s classic scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: a droning lecturer (in the case of MOOC learning, on video) while hundreds of thousands of MOOC students snooze, drool, and massage their eyelids trying to stay awake and focused.When MOOCs first came to prominence
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