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UNIVERSITY OF CASTILLA LA MANCHA

Albacetes Faculty of Education


Subject: Contemporary trends in education
Professor: Antonio Cebrin
Academic year 2016-2017

MOOC

Students:
Jos Lpez Lpez
Javier del Olmo Muoz
Sergio Tirado Olivares
Master degree in Primary Education
2 course group B

Work group 3 : Sergio Tirado, Javier del Olmo, Jos Lpez.

MOOC INDEX
1. What is it?
2. Kinds of MOOCs
3. History
4. MOOC is related with formal, non-formal or informal education?
5. References

Work group 3 : Sergio Tirado, Javier del Olmo, Jos Lpez.

1. What is it?
MOOC is an acronym of Massive Online Open Courses (or courses open and massive
online), is a distance learning course, accessible on the internet that you can point anyone and
has practically no limit of participants. Citated in UAB (Universidad Autnoma de
Barcelona).
A MOOC course must have the consistency and the necessary objectives to constitute a
programme of learning a subject or specific content. That is to say:
You must have some learning objectives that students should achieve after certain
activities in a given time frame (must have a beginning and an end).
In addition, should of course: A MOOC course must have the consistency and the
necessary objectives to constitute a programme of learning a subject or specific
content. That is to say:
You must have some learning objectives that students should achieve after certain
activities in a given time frame (must have a beginning and an end).
In addition, you must have assessments that allow to measure and certify the
knowledge acquired.
And there should be some sort of interaction between students and teachers in every
possible way (student-student and student-teacher), although this is mediated by
technology. (S. Lujn, 2013)
2. Kinds of MOOCs
There are several ways of classifying them courses MOOC. The more known distinguishes
two types of MOOC: them MOOC connectivist (cMOOC) and the MOOC commercial
(xMOOC) 6, 13. (P. Pernas, 2013)
The cMOOC are the first MOOC arising ("Introduction to Open Education", "Connectivism
and Connective Knowledge"). These MOOC emphasize the creation of knowledge by
students, creativity, autonomy, and social and collaborative learning.
However, the seconds to arrive, the xMOOC, are courses that have become more popular,
those offered through commercial or semi-commercial platforms such as Coursera, edX and
Udacity. These MOOC emphasize a traditional learning focused on the display of videos and
small exercises of type test.
3. History
The MOOC phenomenon is intimately linked to two other phenomena that have occurred
mainly during the last ten years:
The rise of content published in open and especially The Open Educational Resources
Open social learning.

Work group 3 : Sergio Tirado, Javier del Olmo, Jos Lpez.

David Wiley can be considered the author of the first conceptual MOOC, started at the
University of Utah in August 2007.
The MOOC training proposals, (term coined by Dave Cormier during the development of an
open course on connectivism in 2008), have spread globally with millions of participants in
platforms such as Coursera, Udacity, edX ... INTEF started in 2014 a pilot plan of MOOC
For teacher training within the lines of action of the project "New training modalities".
A milestone in the history of MOOCs dates back to autumn 2011 when more than 160,000
people enrolled in an artificial intelligence course offered by Sebastian Thrun and Peter
Norvig at Stanford University through a startup called Know Labs (currently Udacity ).
Subsequently, on May 2, 2012, MIT and Harvard University, in principle "big enemies" on
the battlefield of the best universities in the United States, announced their joint edX project,
which aims to develop a common MOOC platform nonprofit. The two university centers
announced that they would invest a total of 60 million dollars to develop the platform and
distribute the material of the classes through videos, exams and theoretical tests in Internet.
4. MOOC is related with formal, non-formal or informal education?
Within the non-formal learning sphere, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have served
as potentially effective forms of online technology when it comes to supporting learning.
Unlike informal learning, the educational advantages are more easily perceived because they
closely mirror aspects of formal education. Similar to formal education settings, MOOCs
generally utilize the services of an instructional expert to facilitate the process of learning to a
group of students. Online resources and materials used in MOOCs replace the textbook in a
formal learning setting, but are designed to serve the same purpose. Unlike formal learning
settings however, they typically have no prerequisites, formal accreditation, or compulsory
participation. (Lange and Costley, 2016)
References.
- http://pubs.sciepub.com/education/3/10/20/
- http://www.centrocp.com/los-mooc-origenes-historia-y-tipos/
- http://www.uab.cat/web/estudiar/mooc/-que-es-un-curso-mooc-1345668281247.html
- http://www.uab.cat/web/estudiar/mooc/-que-es-un-curso-mooc-1345668281247.html
- http://educalab.es/mooc
- http://www.centrocp.com/los-mooc-origenes-historia-y-tipos/