What is a MOOC?


what is moocMOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.

Massive- Classes may consist of upto 100,000+ students.
Open- Registration is open to anyone around the world.
Online- The course is taken completely online.
Course- They're similar to college courses, but don't offer credit. (Though now things are changing and few MOOCs do offer credits)

In other words, MOOC is a course in which materials and instruction are delivered over the internet to users around the world.The course is designed to connect instructors with learners interested in a common topic and works best with a large user-base and open content.

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