What is MOOCs ?
it is massive open online course and the aim of it is to provide unlimited participation and open access via web.it is like a distance education.Also, in this online course, videos,readings,problem sets are some of materials.Moocs is also like interactive platform that students,teachers or professors can communicate
Using of moocs in education ?
İt can provide teaching practices simply when the large amount of student performance data is analyzed or it can provide guidance on how to structure and sequence.İn other aspect , education can be taken from world’s top universities without paying much money. it is a chance that is given students.it can improve universities’ delivery of course materials, and ability to track the effectiveness of different teaching methods.Also , Students can submit course work done through MOOCs to their own universities and be granted credit or research units. İn addition , completed courses can be used by students as a way to build their qualifications by highlighting their work on resumes, cover letters, and social media.The properties of Moocs can be summarized as
- Elevating appreciation for the profession of teaching
- Team-based course desig
- Privileging institutional capacity building over outsourcing
- Creation of new space for experimentation
“In blended classrooms, the on-campus university course can leverage the power of MOOCs to free up classroom time for interactive collaboration and discussion, testing and problem-solving,” Anant Agarwal, CEO of the nonprofit MOOC provider edX, said in an email. At San Jose State University, edX helped create a blended electrical engineering course which had higher passing rates than the traditional course, he said.