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It is time for MOOC

Are you a college dropout? Or, didn’t you get a chance to go to college for a formal education? If so, there is no need to be disappointed. In the busy modern world, many people are forced to discontinue their college education due to various reasons. But these people will be enthusiastic to study more. Then, is there any path for such people?
Yes, there is a path called MOOC (Massive Open Online Course.)
It is a free Web-based distance learning program intending a large number of students. MOOCs were first introduced in 2006 and developed as a popular method of learning in 2012. The first MOOCs emerged from the open educational resources (OER) movement. The term MOOC was coined in 2008 by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island.
MOOC is a new model of education for learners who want to improve their abilities at any level or cannot access conventional education due to time, financial problems, geographic approachability or other reasons. The course should be accessible to everyone and should not demand any qualification or a level of performance in earlier studies. The access to educational resources (videos, lecture notes) should be free. The course is done remotely via the Internet and does not require physical attendance at a classroom.
MOOC education has three principal components. They are:
Massive: Availability of a large amount of educational material and global reach through the internet.
Open: Available for anyone around the world at no cost. But they should have an internet connection. Some providers offer optional certification exams on a small payment.
Online: These courses are based on videos, articles, games, social learning, quizzes, assignments and other proprietary methods which can be conveniently accessed at any time, from anywhere.
According to The New York Times, 2012 became “the year of the MOOC” as several well-financed providers, associated with top universities, emerged, including Coursera, Udacity, and edX.
Some MOOC providers:
Stanford Online

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