Massive open online courses (MOOCs)
Massive open online courses are web-based online courses which allow open-access and unlimited participation (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2016).
Relevant online videos
George Siemens' interview on MOOCs and Open Education (2012)
In this interview, a MOOC pioneer, Dr George Siemens, talked about the benefits of MOOCs for teachers and learners. He also offered advice for anyone who wishes to run a MOOC.
The power of data in MOOCs (2013)
Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, explained how we could analyze students' and instructors' behaviors using data from MOOCs, so as to bring forth better learning outcomes.
How MOOCs evolve the role of teachers (2014)
This video explains how MOOCs are revolutionizing the role of teachers, who are no longer the central node and the source of information, but are becoming the creator of context for learning—to equip students with critical skills to learn in the MOOC environment.
Kaplan, A. M., & Haenlein, M. (2016). Higher education and the digital revolution: About MOOCs, SPOCs, social media, and the Cookie Monster,
Business Horizons, 59, 441-50.