What is MOOC and how can you learn online?
We all have our ambitions when we were young. Some current engineers wanted to become a hacker or some commerce student wanted to learn a certified course for entrepreneurship of a software developer wanted to learn a certain programming language. Well, all of these courses tend to be very expensive and everyone is not lucky enough to get through the peer pressure they face every day. What if there was a way to learn everything sitting right at your home with certifications from well-known institutions. This all real and currently booming among the learners. All of this is now possible with MOOC. To dive more into what MOOC exactly is continuing reading.
What is MOOC?
MOOC is a short form of “Massive open online course” which means there are plenty of free online courses all around the world, all you need is an internet connection and you are all set to make it to MOOC. There will be hardly any course which is not available on MOOC. To give best e-learning experience MOOC faculties films lectures, notes and provides many problems sets to check your progress. MOOC also provides interactive courses to support the interaction between student and professors for better teaching assistants.
Journey of MOOC
MOOC was firstly introduced in 2006, as digitalization was started taking progress and people in great number were connecting on the internet and that was the time students around the world who were not able to pay school or college fees or those who wanted to learn courses which were not available in their nearby were so interested to get education from e-learning.
And MOOC was there to fulfill the requirements by providing all useful information through every resource like videos, interactive classes and so on.
MOOC works on its two types of methods
cMOOC:- cMOOC is based on an idea in which students are used to learning through various online platforms like blogs, wiki or even from social media.
Through this method, a student can play the role of both teacher and learner because he/she will not only learn but can share their knowledge with others as well.
xMOOC:- xMOOC was based on the initial theory of learning where students were provided with pre-recorded video lectures, quiz, tests, and other assessments.
Each day xMOOC is expanding their database by covering more & more topics regarding every subject from each corner of the world and these courses are available on other websites who provide free or paid online courses some of the websites are Coursera, EdX, Udacity, NovoEd, and ClassPert. You can just search for the course you are interested and start by enrolling yourself into the course.
Total No. of Students registered by Year
Till 2012 more than over 1.5 million people registered on MOOC websites like Coursera, edX & Udacity and by the end of 2013 March the number reached to 2.8 million.
The community of online learners was growing so fast that each website was reaching the number of students in millions.
Students from different countries gave an amazing response by joining in this community. As for alone from the US, they gained 27.7% of their overall number of students. Afterward, like India, Brazil, UK, Spain showed huge interest in MOOC.
If you want to pursue your dream course without any worry of joining some institute and paying a hefty amount of money. Just go online for MOOC and search for your desired course and achieve new heights of knowledge.