May 8, 2017
Experiencing MOOCs and Open Education
When it is about my experience with MOOCs, I really didn’t have so much, but when it’s experience about Future Learn, it was really good. I choosed the lecture about literature, in the link below and I really found some interesting things/information. What I think really worth is about Future Learn or another platforms for learning online, ist that you can have access to the articles, videos and discussions. In general, when speaking about a MOOCs and its benefits, it can be freely said that it’s really good solution for learning without a buying a whole bunch of books on that topic, or to sit comfortable in your home and learn. It’s so to say, ‘modern style’ for learning , as the opposite of classical style. What is the great benefit of the MOOCs and for example of Future Learn, or Edx or Coursera, is that the most of this courses are free, except when you want a certificate and you have to pay for that. The only thing you should do to have access is to sign in/sign up. So, all in all you can learn a lot of new things, learn about some interesting experiences and all that for free. On the other hand, it might be overrated, because I lot of people are speaking only about benefits and good sides, or maybe they are forgetting the ‘old way’ of learning. It’s crucial to understand, that today in the age of technology, it is sure practical and has a benefits for providers, this ‘online learning’. But, it is maybe a overrated because there is no real touch with learning, in the way of developing social possibilities in the ‘real society’ and in the range of ‘real people’. However, moocs can improve education in lot of certain ways, I mentioned above some of the ways, but in my opinion, certain way is that the moocs can improve your skills to communicate online and to be capable to learn without going to real schools. And that I find really magnificent,because the real schools aren’t always institutions with the knowledge or they don’t always (oft)mean that somebody knows something. Other way in which MOOCs can improve education is that you can have a peek and access to the most prestigious universities in the world, online, without a muss to pay scholarship, to go there, etc. That’s the however a great thing about MOOCs, because a lot of people don’t have such a possibility to go there and to study, but they have interest for some things and some disciplines.