Check out this infographic running us through an easy to understand breakdown of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).
To MOOC or not to MOOC? I recommend finding a course you’re interested in and signing up. You never know what you might learn or what great online discussions might occur.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when looking through information on MOOCs:
– Different types of MOOCs exist; cMOOCs and xMOOCs. cMOOCs are based on connected learning. The idea is that people get together to explore ideas and learning develops as a part of sharing knowledge through online media (blogs, forums, twitter, hangouts …). xMOOCs are largely institution based and to a generally follow instructor led teaching practices. This infographic is based on the second type of MOOC.
– Recent reports and discussions tell us that many people who take MOOCs already have a college degree. 1. 2.
– The nature of learning online in such a large scale takes ability to negotiate different forums and discussions and to recognize relevant information. This takes time commitment and the ability to be online. Take the MOOC but put aside a regular time to commit to learning.
Thanks for Juliet from TopCollegesOnline for sending the through the infographic.