Let's say you want to share your course with a large audience. Getting all the people in the same place at the same time probably won't work. That's where this thing called 'the internet' comes along. Current technology makes it easy to create a course, put it online and share it with as many people as you want. We call this a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course. It's a great way to make your knowledge available to everyone you want. What types of MOOCs are there, and what do you need to consider when creating one yourself?
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become popular as a result of well-known American universities making their colleges available online, free of charge, to a worldwide audience. While the first MOOCs appeared before 2010, they really became popular in 2012. The design of a MOOC varies, depending on its type.
The cMOOC is based on the idea of social learning—through the exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas about the topics covered by the MOOC. The ‘c’ in cMOOC stands for connectivist.
The xMOOC is based on traditional classroom education where content from experts is offered in written text and/or videos. Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) originated as variants, with the most important feature being that they are available to a specific target group (private) and are, therefore, smaller.