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(Massive Open Online Course) Free online educational courses available to the public at large. The MOOC handles the online delivery of the courseware that has been created by participating schools and organizations. Although various MOOCs were launched in the late 2000s, MOOC activity began to escalate in 2011 when Stanford University offered three courses and several more in 2012.

Also in 2012, MIT and Harvard launched their MOOC under the edX banner; Coursera started offering courses from several universities, and Udacity began to deliver courses sponsored by universities and high-tech vendors.

In just a few years, hundreds of thousands of people have taken advantage of the education, and certification is available, in some cases for a fee to the sponsoring university. See CBT, courseware and e-learning.
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Some universities are even requiring that students enroll in a set number of online courses in order to obtain their degree (Gaytan, 2007; Golden, 2006).
those who had higher grades in previous courses tended to complete online courses whereas those with lower grades had higher dropout rates), technology and time management skills, and psychological attributes (e.
Despite the technological advances in online education, there is still some doubt about the performance of students in online courses as compared to face to face (F2F) courses.
But they ran into difficulty because "20 percent of online courses didn't specify learning outcomes that could be judged - and neither did 30 percent of the on-site courses," OSU documents said.
Performing desk research to gather data and knowledge about the current status of the massive open online courses in the EU and in the US (number and geographical distribution of universities and business schools offering online courses related to the web, number of people following online courses related to the web, availability of the course, sophistication of the course offered as well as possible issues and barriers affecting the growth of the MOOCs (number of course and usage), at national and EU level).
Written text from various types of documents, such as articles, reports, lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations, are sources of content for online courses.
The CTE field may want to increase its participation because of the world of possibilities that online courses may offer.
Visit the online course area of the Rubber Division's web site for further details at http://www.
Such findings suggest that instruction is indeed the most important factor when it comes to student satisfaction with online courses (Bolliger & Martindale, 2004).
The National Education Association reported 73 percent of NEA members who taught online courses were compensated as part of their normal courseload.
The Foundation offers qualifying A&A, ethics and fraud courses throughout the state, as well as self-study and online courses.

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