What is a MOOC?
Massive open online courses—MOOCs—are online courses that are free and open to anyone, with essentially unlimited enrollment.
How MOOCs Work
MOOCs are online courses where lectures are typically “canned,” quizzes and testing are automated, and student participation is voluntary. They attain large scale by reducing instructor contact with individual students; students often rely on self-organized study and discussion groups.
[Source: “What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs,” Educause Article]
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