What is a MOOC?

  • A massive open online course (MOOC) is a free online course available to an unlimited number of participants via the web. (From Wikipedia)
  • MOOC consists of short (up to 15 min.) video lectures, that students watch at their convenience.
  • MOOCs provide homework, assignments, online quizzes & exams.
  • Forums are used to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs).