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What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs

MOOCs (Massive Ope Online Courses) are definitely a game changer in today's education. The emergence and popularization of MOOCs is due primarily to the widespread of internet connection and to the advance of web 2.0 technologies. MOOCs now are being offered by some prestigious colleges and institutions including MIT, Berkerly, and Harvard. So what are MOOCs all about ?

 MOOCs  are online courses aimed at large-scale participation and open (free) access via the internet. They are similar to university courses, but do not tend to offer academic credit. MOOCs offer  college based education to empower interested students who lack access to elite universities with the sophisticated skills necessary for good paying jobs and without having to spend a dime on tuition.

Detroit Chapter has compiled this list featuring the top 10 sites for information about MOOCS :

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Here are some video tutorials I have selected to help you understand the concept of MOOCs

1- What is a MOOC

2- Welcome to the brave world of MOOCs

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