Day 88: What is MOOC’s and how it’s changing the education landscape.

Day 88- What is MOOC’s and how it’s changing the education landscape. by Website Confetti

The education landscape is changing.  Not so long ago students in lecture halls were armed with pens and lecture pads. These days students in lecture halls are armed with mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Ted speaker Anant Agarwal has a message to share in his Ted talk “Why MOOC’s still matter” he believes that we shouldn’t fight technology in the classroom, we should be embracing it. What is MOOC? MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses which is available for free online to anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection and a willingness to learn. Courses can be self-paced or run on a set schedule.  Credentials might even be offered on some courses. MOOC’s is an amazing way to get knowledge in the hands of those who might be otherwise limited by finances or location. The reach that a course delivered through MOOC’s has goes well beyond the reach a physical classroom has. What universities can learn from … [Read more...]