What is MOOC?
MOOC stands for Massive Open On-line Course. These are courses on a wide range of subjects that are available for students around the world, providing they have access to the Internet. There is now quite a large number of organisations that provide such courses, some of which are commercial and charge fees, whilst others are not-for-profit and offer lower cost or even free courses. Most courses require registration (even free ones), but some don't even require that. In general, there are no significant age restrictions.
The u3a has prepared a small website explaining more about MOOCs and providing some links to other U3As that have investigated MOOCs.
TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION YOU NEED TO OPEN THE MOOC WEBSITE AND THEN, WHEN YOU SEE THE PICTURE OF THE COFFEE CUPS, CLICK ON THE TOP TABS TO FIND OUT MORE.
CLICK BELOW TO START.
To find the list of MOOCs on offer click on the ABOUT tab above the Coffee Cups. Then click on the highlight in the fifth paragraph MOOCs on Offer.