What is a MOOC?
A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course, or, as academics put it, "an online course designed for large number of participants that can be accessed by anyone anywhere, as long as they have an internet connection, is open to everyone without entry qualifications and offers a full/complete course experience online for free” (Brouns et al., 2014).
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Activity 2.1 bizMOOC Book Allow 30 minutes for this activity
The MOOC Book, created by the EU-funded bizMOOC Project, contains helpful guidelines on the potential of MOOCs. Whether you are new to studying with MOOCs or already experienced, head over to Guidelines for Learners (Society) and browse the questions and answers there, following your own interests.
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