*MOOC poster created by Mathieu Plourde, April 2013 on Flickr
"Do you mooc?" OK, so I know I'm trying to introduce a new verb, but hey, people now say "oh you haven't heard of _____, just google it." So mooc'ing may not be far behind
MOOC, in case you don't know, is an acronym for "Massive Open Online Course" and boy in the last number of years these courses have exploded. What are some of the key benefits?
What are some examples of current offerings you may find interesting that are applicable to an obviously smart and curious Lithosphere reader?
A few courses are in progress, like:
Here are a few common concerns/objections:
I don't really have the time to make a commitment - according to the Wikipedia article on the subject, "about 10% of the students who sign up typically complete the course." You can also audit the course, just to have access to some of the materials, to inspire you or pick up a few new ideas or concepts.
Well my HR department should be paying for employee training - sure, but that doesn't stop you from doing a bit on the side, or if the budget is tight, right?
So what are you waiting for, get out there and mooc it - what have you got to lose? Here are a few places to start:
What other MOOC sources do you recommend and how have your experiences with it been?
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