Online Learning Update

February 25, 2013

Online learning: MOOCs Explained

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by FutureLearn

MOOCs (or Massive Open Online Courses) have become increasingly popular since they first emerged in 2008. Free and easily accessible online MOOCs offer large numbers of students the opportunity to study high quality courses with prestigious universities. Whilst MOOCs don’t always lead to formal qualifications, they allow students to gain invaluable knowledge to support their careers, or their own personal learning goals. There are no entry requirements and students can take part in the courses regardless of where they live in the world or their financial circumstances. Because they are online, MOOCs are highly scalable and thousands of students can take part in any one course.

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