June 6, 2017
MOOC-What lies beneath?
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a emerging method of education. Today, we can find a different courses, depending of our interest, to learn online. It has a lot of differences regarding to the traditional face to face learning method, but, there is no doubt, that MOOC will have a big influence on the future education. When it is about who are the most ‘famous’ providers, at first place it’s a Coursera a MOOC platform and content provider, which in late 2013, landed another $20 million in funding, bringing the total venture investment in Coursera to $63 million.
Coursera offers some 200 online courses to 1.5 million students. It does so by providing a technical platform to 33 educational institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania. Other MOOC initiatives include Udacity, which originated at Stanford, and edX, a venture of Harvard and MIT. What is really attractive about MOOC, is that online classes are free and Many students are using benefits of Massive Open Online Course, choosing different types of courses, from the topics