ETS Talk 64: Massive Open Online Courses

This week, Brad, Chris, and I discuss Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). MOOCs are mostly-structured online experiences around a particular topic. They are generally open for participation by anyone for free, although some students may pay to take a MOOC for credit. The course materials are posted in the open instead of locked inside a learning management system. Likewise, student work is posted online. Ideas are exposed and challenged, networks form, the class revolts, and a good time is had by all.

If you’re still struggling with the idea, the following videos may help:

What is a MOOC?

Success in a MOOC:

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