Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Definition - What does Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) mean?
Techopedia explains Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Some of the advantages of a MOOC are as follows:
- No tuition fees
- Open access, exposing top level professors at schools that would othewise be unavailable to much of the World's population
- Open courses for all interested, regardless of location, resulting in a more diverse student base
- Collecting data via computer programs helps closely monitor the success and failure of each student. Traditional classroom participation cannot offer this type of precise information.
- Some enthusiastic professors have found global sharing of knowledge more appealing. Many acknowledge that MOOCs help them reevaluate their pedagogical methods, while improving knowledge sharing.