A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course designed for delivering learning content to an unlimited audience. It is designed to be accessed by anyone, from anywhere. Below is a brief definition of each of the words that represent the acronym MOOC.
- Massive: An online course designed for large number of participants
- Open: Course can be accessed by (almost) anyone anywhere as long as they have an Internet connection.
- Online: Course has to be completed online.
- Course: The content offers a full course experience including: educational content; facilitation of interaction among peers: activities/tasks, tests, including feedback; some type of informal recognition option; a study guide/syllabus