MOOC – Massive open online course!
This is similar to MMORPG (Massively mulitplayer online role playing games) or MMOG (Massively multiplayer online gaming). These platforms bring together gamers from around the world. Same concept here with MOOCs. This platform brings together students from around the world.
I am taking up this MOOC on edX. Link : https://courses.edx.org/courses/BerkeleyX/ColWri2.1x/3T2013/info
College Writing 2x: Principles of Written English
Besides my job and workouts and other things, Why am I taking this course?
First, I want to go to business school next year, and writing will be asset in my future career. Although I do write a lot, I feel a formal writing course will do me good and my brain is particularly receptive to formal education.
Second, I love to write. I write to connect. I want to learn to write better. I want to learn to connect better.
And I guess that sums it up. I’m gonna tag this post and all posts related to this course with the tag – edXBerkelyWritingMOOC. And I’ll share this post to different platforms like twitter and facebook to attract other people who are enrolled or want to enroll in this course. It’s just the first day. But if you want to join, be prepared to invest TIME, because this is a PACED course. If you don’t keep up, you’ll fall behind. So it’s just like a college course, and it will be fun too!
One final thought.
Do you want to learn from one of the best universities in the world? Do want to enhance your skills and learn from the best professors and connect to the most diverse and most intellectual peer group? You don’t’ have the time or money or even the opportunity to do so physically?
Join a MOOC! My favorite platforms are edX, Coursera, NovoEd, Udemy and Stanford Online.
- The Educational Trend That Could Put an End to Student Loan Debt (fool.com)
- EdX: A New Business Model for MOOCs (digitalcowboys.com)
- MOOCs going mainstream? This may be the year (washingtonpost.com)