Sheffield Hallam University has joined the fight against one of the UK's biggest cancer killers by launching its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care.In collaboration with Prostate Cancer UK the MOOC has been designed to give healthcare professionals, patients, carers as well as those with a keen interest in
These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are tried and true and have been taken more than any others online. From top research universities and Ivy League schools, check out our ranking if you're looking for your next class online.
This literature review presents a number of different perspectives from a broad range of sources relating to the nature of MOOCs and considerations of quality.
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This literature review presents a number of different perspectives relating to the nature of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and considerations of quality.
It is an output from the recently established QAA MOOCs Network, which is designed to facilitate the sharing of experiences, knowledge and good practice in this area. More information about the Network is available through the MOOCs Network LinkedIn group, or via Twitter #MOOCsNetwork.
Massive open online courses were built on the premise of making quality instructional content available to any learner, anywhere, anytime. But simply increasing the number of educational opportunities isn’t enough to make an impact on learning, as Daphne Koller, co-founder and president of Courser
Interactivities in online courses help learners to stay connected with the course even in the absence of the trainer.Interactivities enthuselearners and help them focus better. The content is condensed and presented in such a way that learners comprehend the course effectively. Interactivities make learners participate in the course and learn at a faster pacewith efficacy.
As regular readers may know, I have been taking part in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Thesis Whisperer of the ANU in Melbourne, Australia, (and her able colleagues who were course moderators) all about how to survive your PhD. I wanted to share my reflections at the end of the course, because this is the first …
This special issue of IRRODL on OER and MOOCs is supported by UNESCO, which has also provided funding to enlarge and promote IRRODL’s inclusion of OER and other forms of open distributed education research.
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