What’s a MOOC?

If you’ve been following the news lately you will have noticed that a lot of attention is being paid to courses being offered for free online. MOOC stands for “Massive Open Online Courses” and they’re a great place for a self-motivated learner. These courses are offered through a number of different platforms and they are affiliated with many high-profile universities. No college credit is obtained through these courses, you simply have the option to participate in classes you might not otherwise have been exposed to or had the opportunity to take.

Does this sound interesting to you? You might not have the time now if you’re already juggling other classes, or work, or both – but it’s good to know about this for when you do find you have the time to participate. Places to look:

You know what they say, learning never stops… 🙂


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