Welcome to this lesson on massive open online courses (MOOCs). In this lesson, we will learn about the differences between various kinds of MOOCs. You will in fact learn about the differences between MOOCs and other forms of online and open learning courses. This lesson will give you a comprehensive overview of pedagogical issues around the development and administrative issues of investments in MOOCs. It has been claimed that MOOCs are the most disruptive of all technologically based innovations in higher education, and as a result, are the most controversial.
Upon completion of this lesson, you are expected to be able to:
- Understand the differences between various kinds of MOOCs
- Differentiate between MOOCs and other forms of online and open learning courses
- Identify whether or not to develop your own special kind of MOOCs
- Advise your administration on whether or not to invest in MOOCs