What are MOOCs about?

What is the basic idea behind MOOCs? MOOCs were developed to make university courses accessible for everyone who’s interested and wants to join, regardless to where people reside or their financial capabilities. That’s why MOOCs are basically open and accessible for everyone. That premise is also the root of the name MOOC: Massive Open Online Course. With time different MOOC models were developed, like the more university-scheduled xMOOC or the cMOOC, with looser structures and more user responsibility. One big further advantage of a MOOC is the possibility to connect and network with people you might would have never seen…
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Learners / travelers in our MOOC Camp

This image is one of the photos I took in Argentine during my extended visit last autumn. It’s near the Talampaya National Park. Learning and traveling have a lot in common. You have a plan (more or less), there are some paths that you can follow, you will meet new people, you have to face insecurity, there are unexpected outcomes waiting for you. And hopefully you are very happy from time to time 🙂 I would love it if our learners in the MOOC Camp experience some of these aspects during the three weeks of our MOOC. Fifteen learners wrote a comment…
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How to build week 1 in the MOOC camp

If you take a look at the What to learn in this MOOC page, you can see that Thomas and I will support you in this first week as facilitators (or experts – or how you want to call us – which means that we know stuff about a MOOC) and as moderators (or conveners – or how you want to call us – which means that we will support you on your first steps in our MOOC camp). In Week 1 in this MOOC camp between Monday 7.11. and Sunday 13.11.2016 you will gain some insights on how to learn in our MOOC,…
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How to personalize your profile picture

It’s always nice to have a personalized profile in an online discussion forum, because it helps to communicate on a personal level and it looks better as well. 🙂 If you want to have your own profile picture beside your posts, follow these steps: Go to https://de.gravatar.com/ Create an account with the E-mail address you use in this MOOC Upload a profile picture and personalize your profile Save the changes – your E-mail address is now synchronized with your gravatar profile. If you are more into visuals, here is a nice video tutorial on how to successfully upload your profile…
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Welcome

Hi everybody! I’m Jutta and I’m happy that you visit our MOOC camp website. You make ask: Why another MOOC? In my experience – and I love to learn in MOOCs – every MOOC is exciting because you involve yourself in a new subject with new people. And online groups can really broaden your perspectives – at least I learned a lot from very different people online. And ask: But why this MOOC? In the AtLETyc project we have the challenge to build and offer a MOOC. As the project group is very heterogeneous and the ideas about MOOCs are very mixed we…
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