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.