Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Why the Change? 

Presented by:Dr. Nellie Deutsch


Friday, August 17 2012| 4:00 PM (EST)

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) began with the idea of connecting for learning via personal learning environments (PLEs) using blogs, wikis, google groups, and Moodle.
According to Wikipedia, the term MOOC is said to have started in 2008 by Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander "in response to an open online course designed and lead by George Siemens and Stephen Downes" (wikipedia).

However, MOOCs have changed from the idea of connecting with others for learning to the more traditional content delivery format as demonstrated by Khan's Academy, MIT's and Standford.

The presenter has participated in MOOCs since 2008. She will discuss the transition of the MOOC from having an active learning format to what they are today - content sharing and teaching to the masses.

Language of instruction: English

Keywords: mmvc12, mooc, massive open online courses

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I missed copying the chats they were very interesting. Is there a way I can get a copy?

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Congratulation for the interactions between the participants.

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Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning or IT4ALL is an organization that provides free to low cost programs on how to integrate technology into blended, fully online, and face-to-face learning environments. IT4ALL has a WizIQ organization account. IT4ALL hosts all their free programs such as Moodle MOOCs, Healthy Living and Sustainable MOOCs, Second Life MOOCs, Connecting Online conferences (2009-15), Moodle MOOTs (2011-2015), Spring and Fall Blog Festivals (SBF/FBF), webinars, and online courses on WizIQ and on Moodle for Teachers (website).

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