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eLearning Resources

As noted in the course description, the purpose of this course is to survey the field of eLearning, identify the leading learning management systems, and review the major trends and issues related to using eLearning to improve educational results. Guided by the principles of how people learn, candidates adopt an eLearning tool appropriate for creating their final project, thereby putting theory into practice.

Module 4: MOOCs

MOOC stands for massively open online course. You can think of a MOOC as an online course that has an open registration process whereby anyone can enroll themselves in the course.

MOOC Engines

The most popular MOOC engines are Coursera and EdX. Other LMS systems also permit the creation of MOOCs, such as the Canvas MOOCs at www.canvas.net.

Readings Concerns

In her outstanding book about Learning Theory and Online Technologies, Linda Harasim worries about MOOCs incorporating artificial intelligence to automatically assess student work and decide what they should study next without affording students the opportunity to question, challenge, or disagree with course content (Kindle Location 2779).

Follow this link to read an opinion about MOOCs not needing to be massive.

Here are Class Central Statistics on Moocs.