|In this Issue: Massive open online courses (MOOCs)|
|The New York Times® named 2012 the “Year of the MOOC,” and MOOC has remained somewhat of a buzzword ever since. Unlike traditional online courses, a MOOC, or massive open online course, is free, credit-less and open to the masses. MOOCs often combine education with elements of gamification and social networking rather than relying just on pre-recorded lectures and written course materials.MOOCs are bringing top-notch education to every corner of the world and are helping students excel in school, advance their skills and expand their intellectual and personal networks. For more information on how MOOCs can benefit your students, keep reading.|
The benefits of a MOOC
Schools need not choose between MOOCs and traditional learning models. Rather, they can find a way to balance the two methods of learning to provide the best education and accessibility to students. Here’s what MOOCs can do for your students:
Remember, MOOCs are not meant to replace traditional learning models. Rather, the two work together in an effort to provide students with the best education possible—a win for all!
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“MOOC-ing Together – Prefab Learning Groups.” Degree of Freedom. N.p., 17 Oct. 2013. Web. Retrieved 19 Sept. 2014.
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