Success in a MOOC

So, what is a MOOC?

MOOC stands for Massive open online course and came to prominence in the early 2000s as a way for Universities to deliver their courses online.

The term isn’t used that much now that online is a common delivery method for delivering learning and courses, however the following video presents some great pointers for getting the most out of online learning, regardless of the format it is in.

The key takeaways are as follows.

  • You can make the experience whatever you want to make it, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of it.
  • You might just want to follow along and get a sense of the topic.
  • You might be doing it for course credit.
  • You might be doing it to develop a new learning network.
  • You need help finish that project you’re working on.

You need to orient yourself. Check the live class schedule. MOOCs are paced, in other words there is a momentum to keep up with as classes happen and content is released. As is the case with this course, levels are released each week.

You may find some benefit in keeping your own notes as you progress. What stands out based on your situation. What may be beneficial further down the track. We will be providing a word document version of the course once you’ve completed so you don’t need to bookmark everything.

Join the conversations and interact in the discussions here. Or you may not, it’s entirely up to you.