Online courses have been around for a while now, but the perception of them is rapidly changing with the new phenomenon that everybody refers to as “MOOC’s”. So what is this MOOC, anyway?
As it turns out, a MOOC (which stands for “massive open online course”) is an interactive online course that has the potential to engage many, many students at one time. This format allows for users to easy implement peer reviews, virtual group collaborations, and educational feedback.
MOOCs are typically structured as online video lectures and, in some cases, the video may pause at certain times throughout the lecture to ask questions and facilitate discussion to continue watching. The classes are mostly assessed by exams and peer-reviewed assignments.