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massive open online course (MOOC)


History of MOOCs

The word was coined in 2008 In 2011, MIT OpenCourseWare became the first large collections of MOOC resources made available The acronym is pronounced with a long oo sound, to rhyme with kook rather than book. The Oxford Dictionaries Online added “mooc” in August 2013.

As technology jobs have grown in demand, online courses have grown in popularity as a means for students to gain technical skills. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MOOCs are being implemented as the new standard of education at all levels — from elementary education through undergraduate degree programs as part of remote learning plans.

Learn how remote learning has ramped up since the coronavirus and how several educational institutions and corporations have stepped up their e-learning game.   


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