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How to Succeed in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) by Apostolos Koutropoulos & Rebecca J. Hogue

How to Succeed in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) by Apostolos Koutropoulos & Rebecca J. Hogue
“MOOCs provide a new methodology and modality for teaching and learning. This newness does pose some problems for learners, but also provides for exciting new possibilities. MOOCs require learners to be more proactive in their education and in building their personal learning networks (PLNs). Everyone can be successful in a MOOC, provided that certain steps are taken and strategies devised before, during, and after a MOOC.” In the past couple of years, massive online open courses (MOOCs) have become a trend among many members of the educational online community. This is particularly true of faculty who are interested in open educational resources. The structure and design of each MOOC varies. A learning management system such as Moodle or BlackboardOnline groups such as Yahoo or Google groupsAn aggregation of various distributed platforms, such as blogs and Twitter, or using gRSShopper (pronounced grasshopper) Before a MOOC starts Review the website Consider time During a MOOC Participation

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