Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs)

What is a MOOC?

MOOC stand for Massive Open Online Course and are free online courses that are delivered via the internet. Read more on MOOCS.

The courses are flexible – normally three to five hours of study a week – done at any time, short (five to 10 weeks) with the main source of learning done via video. You can discuss a course with fellow students via online forums, discussion boards and peer review.

Students don't have to finish the courses, pass assessments or do assignments, but, if they do, they get a certification of participation.

Why do a MOOC?

  • To explore their interests and expand their knowledge at a university level, without having to apply to or meet the requirements for attending a standard university

  • To gain confidence in your area of interest and get a head start in your specialisation

  • To demonstrate independent learning and an interest in a subject beyond the school classroom

  • To get the opportunity to study practically anything you’d like to

  • To access difficult information in a more effective way

  • To select the learning experience most productive and best suited to their abilities and preferences

See the links below for some suggested MOOC providers.

Wolverhampton Girls' High School


Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0BY

T: 01902 551515