The MOOCs: Online Courses Initiative
MOOCs (Massively Open Source Online Courses) is the digital learning platform that offers a flexible path and lets students learn new skills online. Students from leading Colleges / Universities nationally and internationally today pursue learning skills online, which leads them to explore new topics, refresh knowledge and prepare for job interviews.
MOOCs have been the talk of the learning and development industry for quite some time.
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are online courses that allow participants free access and unrestricted participation to any course of their choice. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional or a fresher, addon skill courses are always a good mechanism to keep you updated with the latest around.
MOOCs tasted success in 2012, when Professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig of Stanford University offered the online course called “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”. This course had approximately 1,600,000 students participating from 190 countries.
Now it has becomes a good business model for online knowledge sharing with MOOCs providers such as Coursera and EdX providing courses both free of cost and paid.