Massive Open Online Courses, popularly known as MOOC, are basically online courses which can be taken from anywhere at anytime. The central idea is about making knowledge easily and widely available for anyone who wants to learn. The courses are also open, which means that they’re freely available online.
That being, the term MOOC has come to be associated with not just certain free courses on the Internet. It also includes accredited courses offered by both educational institutions and corporate training organizations. These are paid courses, but in essence they are still MOOCs as a learner from any part of the globe can take these courses and earn a certification.
ProProfs serves both as a course authoring tool and a MOOC platform. While learners have free access to thousands of courses on a variety of topics, instructors can create their own MOOC courses and make them available to learners online. In this sense, ProProfs is the ideal MOOC platform, where anyone and everyone can teach or learn via the medium of online courses.
Every learning method or system has it’s own challenges. The case with MOOCs is that though it is a noble concept, it fails in reality. From low course completion rates, lack of personalized supervision to translation issues, MOOCs as an ideal solution to bring education to every part of the globe, has its own fair share of challenges.
ProProfs as a course authoring and tracking software, offers instructors a set of powerful features, which helps them overcome most, if not all of these challenges. Some key challenges and their solutions are mentioned below:
Businesses can adopt the model of MOOCs, which is creating online courses to training their employees working in different locations. The main benefits for businesses are:
Teachers can create MOOCs to supplement their classroom curriculum as well as teach those learners who cannot attend actual classes, online:
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been one of the biggest educational technology stories of the past three years. But despite their widespread popularity among people in the know, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding it . This post attempts to clear up that confusion.
A MOOC is massive, which means that an unlimited number of students can take place; it is open, which means that anyone can take it; it’s online, which means it takes place digitally; and it’s a course, which means the goal is learning.
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