28 12, 2017

3 Differences between a MOOC Course and Traditional Online Course Development

2018-06-15T17:26:25-04:00 December 28th, 2017|content development, education, Educational Content, Instructional Design|0 Comments

Students around the world are logging in to participate in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). A MOOC is traditionally open to anyone and all content is free. The openness of a MOOC leads to enrollment in the thousands with students of varying backgrounds. Students who choose to participate in MOOCs are motivated differently than those who enroll in traditional online courses. Traditionally, no credits are earned by taking a MOOC. Students are instead motivated by personal interest or professional development. The nature of a MOOC is changing. Top universities are now using MOOCs to gain wide exposure. Students can get a taste of what the university has to offer. Some universities are even offering university credits at a fraction of the cost for completing their MOOC. The large scale of a MOOC, and its openness to students from across the globe, changes the delivery of the course. MOOC lectures can be accessed at any time and the course is self-paced with no due dates. Three elements should be kept in mind when developing a MOOC. Peer [...]

1 09, 2016

Course Content Design: 5 Similarities between Kindergarten and Higher Education Students

2019-09-30T16:19:19-04:00 September 1st, 2016|content development, Course Writers, higher education|0 Comments

When Developing Courses for Kindergarten Students and Courses for Higher Education look for these five similarities.